Texas parents should hear about the recall of all Nap Nanny and Chill infant
recliners. This recall is a salient reminder of how important safety in
products for infants can be.
Unfortunately the parent company responsible for the manufacture of the
baby products is no longer in business. However, the major retailers Toys
R Us/Babies R Us, Diapers.com, Buy Buy Baby and Amazon.com have already
agreed to refunds for their customers who purchased either of the two
products from their stores or online. To date, approximately 165,000 units of the
defective products were sold at an average price of $130 each.
So, what triggered the product recall? These particular products have been
reported to have been the cause of five infant deaths and a total of 92
cases where a baby fell out or was found to be hanging out of the infant
recliner. Because of these incidents, parents have been advised by the
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to immediately stop using any
model of the two infant products and return them.
The Nap Nanny has become somewhat of a poster child for the lack of safety
standards in the infant recliner industry. Several watchdog groups, like
Kids in Danger and the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, are
currently working on setting higher standards for the industry. In the
meantime, the committee in charge of standard setting for infant products
recommends that babies are safer if placed in a play yard, bassinet or
crib that has passed and adheres to current rules of infant safety.
Defective products are a subject that everybody is concerned with and especially
when those defects could possibly affect our children. Losing a child,
whether it is because of an accident, defective product or a dangerous
toy, can be devastating to parents and other family members. Getting help
with necessary compensation following an injury or wrongful death could
help Texas families to cope with the tragedy.
Source: USA Today, "All Nap Nanny, Chill recliners recalled", Jayne O'Donnell, June 14, 2013