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The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a warning to parents and caregivers that baby recliners marketed under the name “Nap Nanny” have been linked to several infant deaths.  The CPSC has issued product recalls and continues to urged parents to stop using the product immediately and to dispose of the recliner.

The Nap Nanny is a portable infant recliner designed for sleeping, resting and playing. The recliner includes a bucket seat shaped foam base and a fitted fabric cover with a three point harness. Five thousand Nap Nanny Generation One and 50,000 Generation Two models were reportedly sold between 2009 and early 2012

Six infant deaths involving the Nap Nanny have been reported. The latest death occurred in New Jersey. An 8-month-old baby was found partly hanging over the side of a Nap Nanny recliner, trapped between the recliner and a crib bumper. In addition to the deaths, the CPSC reports at least 100 instances of an infant falling out of the recliner.

The CPSC warns that these recliners contain defects in the design, warnings and instruction, which pose a substantial risk of injury and death to infants.

The Nap Nanny is manufactured by Baby Matters, LLC of Berwyn, Pennsylvania. The product was sold at ToysRUs/Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby and online at napnanny.com, Amazon and Diapers.com. The primary concern now is that these dangerous recliners are being re-sold in garage sales, on-line, and at thrift stores.

The child injury attorneys at Clark, Perdue & List are experienced in representing families whose children have suffered injury or death as a result of a defective product. If your child has been injured by a defective product, call Clark, Perdue & List.