Note: This OnSafety blog post has been updated.
Nap Nanny® is a baby recliner that’s been sold since January 2009. The product is used to hold babies while they are resting, eating and sleeping. Today, Baby Matters, the company that makes Nap Nanny, is recalling the product, giving a voucher for one model and issuing warnings on another.
CPSC is investigating a report of a 4-month-old girl from Royal Oak, Mich., who died in a Nap Nanny that was being used in a crib. According to preliminary reports, the girl was in her harness and found hanging over the side of the product. She got caught between the Nap Nanny and the side of the crib.
Baby Matters has sold two models of Nap Nanny. The original model has the harness that holds a baby but no rings attached to the foam underneath the cover. Consumers should stop using these immediately. The second model has plastic, D-shaped rings attached through holes in the foam for consumers to secure Velcro harness straps through the rings.
If you use the Nap Nanny, make sure of the following:
- If you own the second-generation model, fasten the harness correctly, using the rings attached to the foam, and make sure the harness is snugly fastened.
- Always place all models of the Nap Nanny on the floor, away from other products. Even while harnessed, babies can lean over the side of the Nap Nanny. Do not put it inside a crib, bassinet or play yard, where a baby can get trapped and suffocate. Do not place it on your bed or near pillows and other bedding, another suffocation hazard.
- Do not place any Nap Nanny model on a table or other high surfaces from which a baby could fall.
CPSC and Baby Matters, the company that makes Nap Nanny, have received 22 reports of infants, primarily younger than 5-months-old, hanging or falling out over the side of the Nap Nanny despite most of the infants being placed in the product’s harness.
Regardless of which model you own, contact Baby Matters toll-free at (888) 240-4282 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.napnanny.com/recallfor a product voucher if your product does not have the rings or new instructions for products with the rings, including a video and warnings.