Melissa here, with some very saddening but important news for Moms with young babies everywhere!
At CloudMom, we do our best to keep you up-to-date with all things baby-related, including child product recalls. The latest news concerns “Nap Nanny” baby recliners, deemed dangerous by safety experts after another death has been tied to the product. If you or anyone else you know is using the recliner, it is strongly recommended that you immediately stop using the chair.
Tragic NJ Incident Linked to ‘Nap Nanny’ Baby Recliner
The last tragic incident involved an 8-month-old infant from New Jersey. Still secured by the belt, the baby’s head became trapped between the recliner and a crib bumper. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found the suffocated infant stuck over the side of the Nap Nanny.
This isn’t the first time officials have deemed the product, which is no longer sold in stores, dangerous. In December 2012, the CSPC filed a case against Baby Matters in connection with these Nap Nanny and Chill Products. As part the settlement of that case, in June 2013 Baby Matters issued a voluntary recall of all models of its Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners and covers.
Around 165,000 units of this recliner and the Nap Nanny Chill were sold over the span of 2009-2012. Although the product is no longer sold in stores, it still should still be avoided at garage and yard sales and donation centers. According to CPSC Communications Director Scott Wolfson in an interview with ABC, it is illegal to sell the Nap Nanny in the United States.
Bottom line: Parents, please, please, please get rid of your Nap Nanny if you own one! It is so heartbreaking to hear about the death of so many young infants which could have easily been avoided had their parents been alerted about the recall.
As a mom of 5, there is nothing more important to me than the safety of my children. With babies, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Keep an eye on young infants as often as you can, especially when napping or sleeping at night. Check in regularly with CloudMom safety alerts and product sites to stay up-to-date on recall news. And share this information with every Mom you know! It could even save a life!
Stay safe everyone!