CPSC Sues Baby Matters, LLC, after Nap Nanny Recliners Cause 5 Infant Deaths

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on December 7, 2012

An administrative complaint has been filed against Pennsylvania-based Baby Matters, LLC, by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The complaint asserts that the Nap Nanny Generation One and Two, Chill model baby recliners were not provided with adequate warnings and instructions, and had defects in its design, all of which pose a high risk of injury and death to infants.

Four infants have died in Nap Nanny Generation Two recliners and another infant died as the result of an incident involving the Chill model. In total, the CPSC has received more than 70 incident reports to date of infants nearly falling out of the recliner. The complaint was filed after it was determined that Baby Matters, LLC, did not take adequate steps to recall the products, nor address the life-threatening hazard posed by the use of these products without securely fastening the harness straps.

The Nap Nanny is designed as a portable baby recliner to be used for playing, sleeping, and resting. It includes a foam base with an inclined indentation where the baby would sit and a fitted fabric cover with a harness. The dangerous products include 50,000 Nap Nanny Generation Two and 5,000 Generation One model recliners that were sold between 2009 and early 2012, but are not discontinued. Since January 2011, approximately 100,000 Chill model recliners have been sold. All of the recliners were priced around $130.

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