Update: a followup recall in 2013 recalled all models of the Nap Nanny recliner after many more reported deaths, all parents should immediately destroy and dispose of the products.
Baby Matters LLC, which produces and markets the Nap Nanny, has issued a voluntary recall of Nap Nannies sold between January 2009 and July 2010. The Consumer Product Safety Commission investigated the product after a Michigan infant died when her head became wedged between the Nap Nanny and her crib bumper.
Around 30,000 Nap Nanny portable baby recliners were sold in this time period. The CPSC says that this product poses a suffocation risk and children could fall, posing a risk of serious head injury.
Officials emphasized that users should never place the Nap Nanny in a crib or near any other objects on the floor. The danger is higher on earlier Nap Nanny models, which do not have D-rings. Consumers with earlier models can obtain an $80 coupon toward a newer, safer model by calling Baby Matters LLC at (888) 240-4282 or by visiting the company’s recall page.