In December, 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) filed an administrative complaint against the maker of the Nap Nanny baby recliner, Baby Matter. CPSC filed the complaint against the company, based in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, to force a recall of the product after discussions requesting the company to voluntarily recall the product were unsuccessful. The company defends the safety of the product.
It is very rare for the CPSC to file an administrative complaint. In the same month, CPSC filed another administrative complaint against the maker of magnetic cubes/balls, which were causing serious injuries to children who were swallowing the magnetic balls.
The Nap Nanny is a portable recliner for children to sleep on, and five deaths were reported in connection with the use of the recliner. The company defends the safety of the product and believes that the tragic deaths were caused by consumer misuse, i.e., placing the recliner on a table or in a crib, or not strapping the infant in the recliner.
The CPSC believes that the Nap Nanny contains defects in design, warning and instruction, “which pose a substantial risk of injury or death to infants.”
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