Baby Recliners Have Been Recalled After Five Infants’ Deaths

Baby Matters is recalling baby recliners linked to five infant deaths as part of a settlement with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), federal agency said Friday.

In February, we reported to you, the dangers of this product. In the complaint filed it was alleged that the Nap Nanny Generation One and Two and the Chill Model Infant recliners, contain defects in the design, warnings and instructions, which pose a substantial risk of injury and death to infants. We reported that infants had fallen out of recliners and became wedged between the recliner and the crib mattress. Some cases reported that the product’s attached harness failed to keep the babies from falling out if the product tipped.

Baby Matters went out of business last January. Owner and founder Leslie Gudel Kemm said it was the result of its ongoing battle with the CPSC. However, regulators say there were reports that the Philadelphia-based company was closing, but that the company’s website was live.

The agency urged consumers to stop using Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill recliners. It said that because Baby Matters was no longer in business, obviously, they were not accepting returns. It was suggested that consumers who purchased a Nap Nanny contact retailers for information on receiving a refund, the CPSC said.

For more information, feel free to contact one of our Gacovino Lake attorneys at 1-800-246-HURT (4878).

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