Friday, June 14, 2013

Nap Nanny Recall Expanded After Infant Deaths

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Baby Matters LLC of Berwyn, Pa. announced a voluntary recall of all models of its Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners and covers.  

About 165,000 of the Nap Nanny and Chill products were sold between 2009 and 2012 for around $130. The recalled products were sold at toy and children's retail stores nationwide and online, including at

This recall is announced as part of the settlement of an administrative case filed by CPSC in December 2012, which sought a mandatory recall of the Nap Nanny and Chill products. 

From 2009 to the present, the CPSC received at least 92 incident reports involving the Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill products, including five infant deaths.  The CPSC said in a statement that it is aware of four infants who died in Nap Nanny Generation Two recliners and a fifth death involved in the Chill model. In the incident reports received by CPSC, there were 92 reports of infants hanging or falling over the side of the products, including some infants who were restrained in the product’s harness.

The CPSC urges consumers to immediately stop use of all Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill recliners and to immediately dispose of the products to ensure that they are not used again.

It is illegal under federal law for any person to sell, offer for sale, manufacture, distribute in commerce, or import into the United States any model of the Nap Nanny or Chill recliner or the covers.

Baby Matters LLC went out of business and is not accepting returns.  Back in December 2012, four major retailers—, Buy Buy Baby,, and Toys R Us/Babies R Us—announced a voluntary recall of Nap Nanny and Chill models sold in their stores. Consumers who purchased a Nap Nanny from one of these retailers should contact the retailer for instructions on how to obtain a refund for the product.

Nap Nanny Consumer Contacts:

Toll-free Consumer Hotline

800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Buy Buy Baby: Toll-free at (877) 328-9222, (800) 342-7377,

Toys R Us/Babies R Us: (800) 869-7787,