Baby Bed Recall
Written by Faith Anderson on December 10, 2012
Nap Nanny Recall Issued by CPSC
In July 2010, a first generation of Nap Nanny baby recliners was recalled after the CPSC was notified of one report of an infant death and 22 reports of infants hanging or falling out of the product, despite the use of a built-in safety harness. Following the recall, Baby Matters introduced a second-generation version of the Nap Nanny complete with more instructions and warnings, as well as the Chill version. Unfortunately, according to information released by the CPSC last week, at least five additional infant deaths and 70 incident reports have been connected to the newer devices, leading the federal agency to conclude that, despite warnings and instructions, the baby beds aren’t safe.
Baby Recliners Called Defective and Dangerous
The forced Nap Nanny recall would affect approximately 55,000 first-generation and second-generation Nap Nanny products, and about 100,000 Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners. The administrative complaint requires Baby Matters to issue a public notice indicating that the Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill baby beds are defective and dangerous, and also requires the company to send a notice to all distributors and customers who received the recliners. Baby Matters would also be required to issue a full refund to all customers who purchased a recalled infant recliner, and provide federal regulators with monthly reports regarding its progress reaching all customers.
Contact an Experienced Attorney Today
This is only the fourth administrative complaint issued by the CPSC during the past 11 years, with two others filed in August against the makers of Buckyballs and Zen Magnets. According to the agency, these magnetic desk toys pose an unreasonable risk of danger for young children and teens, who may sustain traumatic injuries if they swallow more than one of the small magnetic balls contained in the products. No product intended for use by consumers, particularly among babies and children, should pose a risk of serious injury or death. If you have been adversely affected by a consumer product that you believe to be unsafe or defective, our consumer advocates at the Consumer Justice Foundation can put you in touch with an experienced product liability lawyer in your area.