Baby Matters is recalling 30,000 Nap Nanny portable baby recliners after the death of a four month old girl from Michigan, the Examiner reports.
Though the infant was properly harnessed into her Nap Nanny, she became trapped between the product and her crib bumper, hanging over the side of the baby recliner.
Other similar incidents have been reported – in another case the infant sustained a cut to their forehead, but survived.
The Examiner writes that “Infants are at increased risk of falling out or hanging over the side if the Velcro straps are not properly attached to the D-rings on the foam, or if consumers are using an older model that does not have D rings.”
Parents are cautioned to heed the manufacturer’s warnings, which include not using the Nap Nanny inside a crib, playard, or other enclosure. In both cases described above, the Nap Nanny was being used in a crib. The Nap Nanny is designed for use on the floor only.
Nap Nanny’s were sold at a variety of retailers, and also online through the Nap Nanny website, for approximately $130 between January 2009 and July 2010.
According to Strollerderby, the recalled Nap Nanny’s are those without D-rings which secure the harness. If your version does not have D-rings (see photos on the CPSC website) you should stop using it immediately and contact Baby Matters. The company has said they will help parents update their Nap Nanny by providing an $80 coupon, and free shipping towards their purchase of the most recent recliner.
People with the second generation baby recliner are encouraged to visit the Baby Matters website to view an instructional video showing parents how to properly fasten the harness. The site also has updated product warnings.
For more information, contact Baby Matters at 1-888-240-4282, Monday – Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm EST, or visit their website, at www.napnanny.com/recall.