Baby Matters LLC, the company that produces the Nap Nanny, has issued a voluntary recall for all first generation Nap Nanny baby recliners.Â The recall comes after a four month old infant died in her crib after being suffocated between the crib and the Nap Nanny.Â Nap Nanny recliners are meant to be used only on the floor, never in a crib or on another surface.Â There have been reports of 22 other infants falling off the Nap Nanny baby recliner.
Nap Nanny baby recliners purchased before August 15, 2009 are considered "first generation" and are being recalled due to lack of safety measures (no D-ring and velcro to hold the cover to the base).Â There are over 30,000 recliners involved in the recall.Â Second generation recliners have those security features and so are not being recalled.
If you own a first generation Nap Nanny, you are instructed to stop using it immediately.Â Go to the pages listed belowÂ and register for an $80 coupon to buy a second generation nap nanny.Â If you own a second generation nap nanny, you may continue using it, but you are asked to read the company's safety message and watch a video.
It seems that more and more products these days are pushed onto consumers when it comes to baby items.Â Do parents really need these products - does Baby sleep better/safer when she's in one of these Nap Nanny recliners?Â It appears that perhaps the good old-fashioned blanket-on-the-floor trick might be a lot cheaper, and a heck of a lot safer.Â Maybe parents should be less concerned with "stuff" and more concerned with attentive parenting.
Questions may be directed to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall hotline at 800-638-2772 or Baby Matters at 888-240-4282.