Major retailers Amazon, Toys R Us, BuyBuy Baby and Diapers.com have voluntarily agreed to recall 150,000 Nap Nanny recliners. In addition to the five deaths reported, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission asserts there have been 92 reports of infants "hanging or falling out over the side of the Nap Nanny, even though most of the infants had been placed in the harness."
Product Details: The recall affects Generation One and Generation Two models sold between 2009 and 2012 as well as the 100,000 Chill models. The portable recliners feature a bucket seat shaped foam base and a fitted fabric cover with a three point harness. Nap Nannys were sold at toy and children's retail stores nationwide and online, including at www.napnanny.com for around $130. The manufactorer of The Napp Nanny, Baby Maters LLC, has since gone out of business, siting, "The ongoing battle with the CPSC cost us so much money that it forced us out of business a month ago.
Bottom Line: The recall does not mean it is illigal to sell the Nap Nanny and many sites are toting deep discounts on the products. Nonetheless, owners should discontinue use immediately and review their individual retailer's return policy. If the product was purchased from one of the retailers listed below, hit the link for more details.
- Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com
- Buy Buy Baby: Toll-free at (877) 328-9222, http://www.buybuybaby.com/productRecalls.asp
- Diapers.com: (800) 342-7377, http://www.diapers.com
- Toys R Us/Babies R Us: (800) 869-7787, http://www.toysrusinc.com/safety/recalls
Words By: Malika Lewis