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Nap Nanny Recalled – Linked to at Least Five Infant Deaths, Product Liability Attorneys Say

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Popular Nap Nanny infant recliners are blamed for five deaths and are being recalled, Jacksonville product liability attorneys say. Popular Nap Nanny infant recliners are blamed for five deaths and are being recalled, Jacksonville product liability attorneys say. The Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners have become quite popular among new moms. Unfortunately, they’ve also been proven dangerous, say officials with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and product liability attorneys in Jacksonville and nationwide. As part of a settlement with the CPSC, children’s product manufacturer Baby Matters LLC this month announced a recall of the Nap Nanny Generations One and Two, and the Nap Nanny Chill, affecting more than 165,000 items. The move comes after more than 90 complaints filed with the commission since 2009. Reports included babies falling out of or hanging over the side of the recliners. Four infants died in Nap Nanny Generation Two recliners and another died using the Nap Nanny Chill model. Reports of trouble emerged as early as 2009, but the Pennsylvania-based manufacturer refused an initial request by the CPSC to recall the Nap Nanny products. In 2010, the CPSC and Baby Matters jointly announced a recall offering coupons to owners of Generation One models good for a discount toward the purchase of a newer Generation Two or Nap Nanny Chill model. At that time, one death and 22 reports of problems were known. Despite warnings and clear instructions included with all recliners, the CPSC received another 70 reports of problems and more deaths. Last year, four major retailers agreed to recall the items. Still, the manufacturer refused to comply, even after the CPSC filed a formal administrative complaint, maintaining that all Nap Nanny models were safe when used as directed. The legal wrangling eventually caused the company to go out of business, and this week, officials finally complied with recall requests as part of a settlement. If your child uses a Nap Nanny, discontinue use immediately and contact an experienced product liability attorney if you suspect the product caused an injury. Reach Jacksonville’s Harrell and Harrell at 800-251-1111.

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