The popular Nap Nanny baby recliners have caused five deaths and dozens of injuries as parents in the United States and Canada are urged not to use the product made by Baby Matters LLC, a Belgian company that went under earlier this month.
Since 2009, there have been over 155,000 of the companies recliners sold. Four major retailers have agreed to pull the remaining recliners off store shelves, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.
Health Canada, the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances has stated that they have not had any reports of injuries about the recliner.
According to the CPSC, the recall covers Nap Nanny Generations One and Two, and the Chill model infant recliners.
“The Nap Nanny contains defects in its design, warnings and instructions. The agency said the product poses a substantial risk of injury and death to infants,” the CPSC warning said.
The CPSC has received more than 70 incident reports of children getting trapped by or nearly falling out of the recliners, the agency said. Three commissioners from the CPSC unanimously voted to file a complaint against Baby Matters LLC after they failed to acquire an adequate recall plan.
The four retailers — Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com and Toys R Us/Babies R Us — agreed voluntarily to pull the product, the agency said.