Nap Nanny Leads To Six Infant DeathsBy: Lindsay McCane - June 3, 2014
A sixth child has died while using the recalled infant recliner called the Nap Nanny.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the latest casualty involved an eight-month-old little girl from New Jersey. The infant was secured with a seat belt in the Nap Nanny, however she suffocated when she was found partly hanging between the crib bumper and the product.
Baby Matters LLC of Berwyn, Pennsylvania issued a voluntary recall of the Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill products in June 2013. Since then the CPSC has urged parents to stop using the product, and not to purchase these products from yard sales or other hand-me-down stores.
“Our message to parents is clear: Stop using it. It’s dangerous,” CPSC Communications Director Scott Wolfson said. “There’s been six deaths already, and we don’t want another child to die unnecessarily.”
According to the press release issued last year, approximately 165,000 Nap Nanny products were sold between 2009 and 2012. While the company has been out of business for two years now, the danger comes from people purchasing this product second hand.
“This is a product that should be out of homes and we urge all parents to stop using the product,” Wolfson said. “Don’t sell it at a garage sale. Don’t take it back to a local thrift store. Don’t put it on eBay or Craigslist. Just throw it away.”
The company said that the product was never intended to be used inside a crib, and they are heartbroken for the families who have lost their children due to their products.
It is now illegal to sell any of the Nap Nanny products in the United States.
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