CPSC sues Nap Nanny Infant Recliner Manufacturer
(Best Syndication News) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a decision to file an administrative complaint against Baby Matters, LLC, which is the manufacturer of Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners.
The CPSC decided to take action because the agency was made aware of four infants who died when using the Nap Nanny Generation Two recliners. They also said one infant death was associated with the Chill model. Additionally, the CPSC has received over 70 other reports of infants almost falling out of the recliners.
The CPSC’s complaint alleges that Nap Nanny Generation One and Two, and the Chill infant recliners are defective in design, and are missing warnings and instructions. These problems can put an infant at risk for injury or death.
Baby Matters, LLC did not meet the CPSC’s standards to address a voluntary recall plan to remedy the problem. The CPSC wanted to have the company better instruct consumers against using the product in a crib and the importance of fastening the harness straps.
In July 2010, CPSC and Baby Matters, LLC announced a voluntary recall on Generation One of the Nap Nanny infant recliners by offering consumers an $80 coupon towards the purchase of a new one.
The government agency is seeking to order the company to notify the public of the current set of problems and offer consumers who have the products a full refund.
By: N Wilson