Potential product liability lawsuits are now being accepted on behalf of families whose children were injured or killed after using the Nap Nanny or Nap Nanny Chill Infant Recliners. To date, at least six baby deaths have been linked to these products. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents to stop using Nap Nanny Recliners immediately, and to contact the retailer for instructions on how to obtain a refund.
Free Nap Nanny Lawsuit Evaluation: If your child died or was injured after being in a Nap Nanny Infant Recliner, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of the Nap Nanny Recliner and we can help.
Baby Deaths Linked to Nap Nanny Infant Recliners
Since 2010, safety problems with the Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill Infant Recliners have resulted in recalls, a safety blog, and a legal settlement against Baby Matters LLC, the now-defunct company that manufactured Nap Nanny. According to a CPSC Warning, baby deaths have occurred in the following ways:
- The infant partially falls or hangs over the side of the recliner and becomes trapped between the device and crib bumpers
- The baby suffocates to death inside of the Nap Nanny Recliner
The most recent death occurred in Hopatcong, New Jersey, where an 8-month-old baby girl fastened in a belt was found hanging over the side of a Nap Nanny, trapped between the recliner and a crib bumper.
Previous deaths have occurred in both the Generation 2 (Gen 2) and Chill models of the Nap Nanny. 5 of the 6 deaths happened in a recliner that was placed in a crib with a bumper where the caregiver thought the baby would be safe. However, the safest place for a baby is in a bare crib on his or her back. It is important that you never add cushions, pillows, quilts or comforters to a baby’s crib, bassinet or play yard.
Nap Nanny Recall
On June 14, 2013, CPSC announced a nationwide recall for all models of the Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners and covers. This action was taken as part of the settlement of an administrative case filed by CPSC in December of 2012, which sought a mandatory recall of the Nap Nanny and Chill Recliners.
Between 2009 and the time of the recall, CPSC received at least 92 injury reports involving the Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill Recliners, including 5 baby deaths. The Commission is aware of 4 babies who died in Nap Nanny Generation Two recliners, as well as a 5th death in the Chill model. Of the incidents reported to the CPSC, there were at least 92 incidences of babies hanging or falling over the side of the recliners, including some infants who were restrained in the product’s harness.
CPSC advises families in possession of Nap Nanny or Nap Nanny Chill Infant Recliners to dispose of them immediately and contact the retailer where they purchased the product for refund information. Nap Nanny recliners are no longer available in stores, but may still be sold second-hand at yard sales and on the Internet. The commission is aware of parents posting online about how much they like Nap Nanny Recliners, but the devices are hazardous and it is currently illegal to sell or resell them.
Can I File a Nap Nanny Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit against Baby Matters LLC, the maker of the Nap Nanny Infant Recliner, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.
Most cases involving product liability allege that a product was sold with design, manufacturing, and/or marketing defects, which typically refers to a company’s failure to warn of a potential injury associated with use of their product. In the case of the Nap Nanny Infant Recliner, our attorneys suspect that families may be able to take legal action in light of claims that Baby Matters LLC failed to adequately warn about the risk of strangulation and suffocation.
How Can Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?
By filing a lawsuit against the maker of the Nap Nanny, you may be entitled to collect compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the treatment of your child’s injury, as well as for damages for pain and suffering. Additionally, filing a lawsuit can help hold the infant recliner’s manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly defective product into the marketplace, and to discourage other companies from engaging in similar conduct.
Do I have a Nap Nanny Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Nap Nanny lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Nap Nanny injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Nap Nanny Lawsuit Evaluation: If your child died or was injured after being in a Nap Nanny Infant Recliner, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Nap Nanny Suit and we can help.