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Sixth Child Dies in Nap Nanny Recliner

Jun 3, 2014

An 8-month-old Hopatcong, NJ girl is the sixth infant to die in a Nap Nanny Recliner.

The baby’s death has prompted the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSA) to urge parents and caregivers to stop using the Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill Recliners immediately. Nap Nanny recliners were pulled from the market in June 2013 after 92 incidents reported to the CPSC, including five infant deaths since 2009, television station CBS2 reports.

The New Jersey baby was secured by the recliner’s belt but was found partly hanging over the side of the Nap Nanny, trapped between the recliner and a crib bumper, according to CBS.

Scott Wolfson, spokesman for the CPSC, said, “This is a product that should be out of homes and we urge all parents to stop using the product.” He said 165,000 of the recliners were sold prior to the recall and the danger now is the second hand market. Wolfson urged parents not to give away or sell Nap Nanny or Nap Nanny Chill recliners at garage sales, at thrift shops, or on eBay.  “Just throw it away,” he said, according to CBS. The CPSC further advises that the Nap Nanny should be disposed of in such a way that it cannot be used again.

The Nap Nanny’s manufacturer, Baby Matters LLC, is no longer in business and is not accepting returns, the CPSC says. In December 2012,, Buy Buy Baby,, and Toys R Us/Babies R Us announced a voluntary recall of Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill models sold in their stores and issued refunds to purchasers. The June 2013 manufacturer’s recall was part of a settlement agreement the manufacturer reached with the CPSC.

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