The federal consumer safety folks and Baby Matters just issued a recall for 30,000 Nap Nanny Recliners in the wake of the death of a 4-month-old girl from Michigan. The baby was napping in the recliner, which had been placed inside her crib – which you are not supposed to do. The recliner is supposed to be used on the floor only. In this case, the baby was still in the harness, but had fallen out and become caught between the Nap Nanny and the crib bumper. The photograph above shows a re-enactment of the tragic accident. This is the second such crib incident – but there have been 22 other cases of babies hanging or falling out of the Nap Nanny, despite being buckled in.
If you have a Nap Nanny, stop using it immediately and visit www.napnanny.com/recall for information on the harness issue. And bear in mind that any product of this type, whether it’s a recliner, a baby seat or whatever, should be used on the floor - not atop a table or countertop, where falling out could lead to serious injury; nor in a crib or playpen, where the child risks entrapment or suffocation.