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Product Safety Alert: Baby Matters recalls Nap Nanny® recliners

07/26/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Tara Monks // Tara Monks

Washington, DC – On Monday, July 26, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced via press release that it, in cooperation with Baby Matters LLC, of Berwyn, Pa., is issuing a voluntary recall of 30,000 Nap Nanny® portable baby recliners.

The product is a portable recliner designed for sleeping, resting and playing. It includes a foam base with an inclined indentation for the infant to sit, along with a fitted fabric cover and a three point harness. The first generation model does not have “D”-rings for the harness.

The CPSC is investigating a report of a 4-month-old girl from Michigan who died in the product as it was being used in the crib. According to preliminary reports, the infant was in the harness, but found hanging over the side of the product. She was caught between the Nap Nanny® and the crib bumper.

The CPSC and Baby Matters are also aware of one other incident where an infant became entrapped when the product was used in a crib.

The use of the product in a crib is contrary to instructions.

CPSC and the firm have received 22 reports of infants, primarily younger than 5-months-old, hanging or falling out over the side of the Nap Nanny®, despite the use of a harness.

According to the press release, “Infants can partially fall or hang over the side of the Nap Nanny® even when the harness is in use. This situation can be worse if the Velcro strap, located inside the Nap Nanny® are not properly attached to the “D”-rings located on the foam, or if consumers are using the first generation model Nap Nanny® that was sold without “D”-rings.”

The products were sold at toy and children’s retail stores nationwide and on the web, including at the company website,, from January 2009 through July 2010. They retailed at approximately $130.

The products were manufactured in the United States and China.

Consumers possessing a first-generation Nap Nanny® are advised to stop using the products immediately and contact the firm to receive an $80 coupon toward the purchase of a new product with free shipping. Consumers possessing a second-generation product should stop using the product until they are able to visit the company’s website to obtain new product instructions and warnings.

Consumers will also be prompted to view an important instructional video to help consumers ensure the harness is properly fastened.

Questions may be directed to Baby Matters at (888) 240-4282 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday. Consumers may also visit

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