Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com, and Toys R Us/Babies R Us have issued voluntary recalls of Nap Nanny infant recliners made by Baby Matters, LLC of Berwyn, Pennsylvania. The retailers' move is unusual in that the manufacturer of the products refuse to participate in the recall despite repeated warnings from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), not to mention a lawsuit filed earlier this month alleging that the recliners have been the cause of at least 5 infant deaths. From the CPSC's release announcing the recall:
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 sold between 2009 and early 2012 and have been discontinued. One hundred thousand Chill Models have been sold since January 2011. The recalled Nap Nanny recliners were sold at toy and children's retail stores nationwide and online, including at www.napnanny.com. All models were priced around $130.
For information on how you can return a Nap Nanny you may have purchased to one of the participating retailers, check out Parents.com's Product Recall finder.