The tragedy around the Nap Nanny Recliner continues as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission confirms a sixth baby has died while in the product. The federal agency is urging parents to stop using the product and throw it away.
The latest death, which occurred in Hopatcong, NJ, involved an 8-month-old girl who was secured by the seat’s belt and found partly hanging over the side of the Nap Nanny recliner, trapped between the product and a crib bumper. The Nap Nanny, which was manufactured by now defunct Baby Matters LLC, has been at the center of a massive recall and lawsuit, beginning in 2010, after five infant deaths were attributed to the product.
The CPSC reports that the six infant deaths linked to the recliner occurred in either two ways: either the baby partly falls or hangs over the side of a Nap Nanny and gets trapped between the product and crib bumpers; or the baby suffocates on the inside of the Nap Nanny.
In December 2012, the CPSC took the unusual step of filing a lawsuit against the company when investigators felt the company did not do enough to make its product safe for small children. The lawsuit was dropped after the parties reached a settlement requiring the company to voluntarily recall the product.
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