December 27, 2012. Though Nap Nanny has been reluctant to issue a voluntary recall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission along with four major retailers have issued their own voluntary recall of all Nap Nanny models.
The Nap Nanny is a portable foam infant recliner meant to hold baby while sleeping/resting. The CPSC reports that they are “warning parents and caregivers that these baby recliners contain defects in the design, warnings and instructions, which pose a substantial risk of injury and death to infants. This recall includes the Nap Nanny Generations One and Two, and the Chill™ model infant recliners.”
The Nap Nanny has been under constant pressure after the first voluntary recall in 2010 to improve their product, in which they did. Recently however, Nap Nanny has refused the CPSC’s request to issue another voluntary recall in the wake of five infant deaths linked to the use of their product. Therefore, the CPSC has taken legal action against Nap Nanny, and has now worked with four major retailers (Toys“R”Us/Babies“R”Us, Diapers.com, Buy Buy Baby, and Amazon) to halt sales of the Nap Nanny. BabyEarth has also stopped carrying Nap Nanny recliners.
Consumers of the Nap Nanny should immediately discontinue use. As it is still unofficial, there is no remedy at this time. For more information on the recall, visit CPSC.