Safety Commission Sues Nap Nanny For Refusing Voluntary Recall After Five Infant Deaths
We know plenty of parents who swear by Nap Nanny — the comfy infant recliner shaped like a car seat — but it turns out that this product might be too good to be true. After five infant deaths and over 70 complaints from parents of babies falling or becoming trapped, the miracle sleep chair is under attack by the Consumer Products Safety Commission, reports The Stir.
After the makers of Nap Nanny refused a voluntary recall or to offer parents refunds the CPSC has opted to take the matter to court, filing a formal complaint which will be heard by a judge. A CPSC spokesperson says, "We believe it is a hazardous product and we are concerned about the safety of the children that are in there.”
The makers of Nap Nanny — whose creator Leslie Gudel’s own daughter wouldn’t sleep in anything other than a car seat, spawning the idea — maintain the product’s safety. They say, “We do not believe the complaint has merit and stand behind the safety of our product when used as instructed. The Nap Nanny should be placed on the floor with the harness secured, “ adding in their statement, “No infant using the Nap Nanny properly has ever suffered an injury requiring medical attention.”
Should be an interesting battle in court — but for now parents who continue to use the Nap Nanny should take extra precautions and be sure to follow all the included safety instructions.