Four national retailers, including Toys R Us/Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Amazon.com and Diapers.com have agreed to participate in the recall of over 150,000 Nap Nanny Generations One and Two and Chill model recliners following the deaths of at least five infants. Dozens of other incidents of children nearly falling out of them have also been reported according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The Nap Nanny recliners, which were designed to “mimic the curves of a baby car seat,” by elevating the infants slightly in order to help reduce gas and bloating were sold between 2009-2012.
In the meantime, the Associated Press learned that the manufacturer, Baby Matters LLC opf Berwyn, PA has gone out of business earlier this month. At the time, the company’s website carried a statement stating that owner and founder Leslie Gudel did not believe the CPSC complaint had “merit, and that its products were safe when used as instructed.”
In the meantime, it should be noted that the first two versions were also recalled in 2010 after the Consumer Safety product Commission received 22 reports of babies hanging out or falling over the edge of Nap Nanny seats. For more details see Diana’s article http://www.examiner.com/article/infant-death-spurs-nap-nanny-recall