There have been a voluntary recall of the Nap Nanny, due to a reported infant death. The Nap Nanny was being used in a crib, and infant was found hanging in the harness between the product and the bumper.
“CPSC and Baby Matters are aware of one other incident in which an infant became entrapped when the Nap Nanny® was used in a crib, contrary to the product instructions. In that incident, the infant fell over the side of the Nap Nanny®, despite being harnessed in, and was caught between the baby recliner and the side of the crib. The infant sustained a cut to the forehead.
CPSC and the firm have received 22 reports of infants, primarily younger than 5-months-old, hanging or falling out over the side of the Nap Nanny® despite most of the infants being placed in the harness. One infant received a bruise as a result of hanging over the side of the product.
Infants can partially fall or hang over the side of the Nap Nanny® even while the harness is in use. This situation can be worse if the Velcro™ straps, located inside the Nap Nanny® cover are not properly attached to the “D”-rings located on the foam, or if consumers are using the first generation model Nap Nanny® that was sold without “D”-rings.
In addition, if the Nap Nanny® is placed inside a crib, play yard or other confined area, which is not a recommended use, the infant can fall or hang over of the side of the Nap Nanny® and become entrapped between the crib side and the Nap Nanny® and suffocate.
Likewise, if the Nap Nanny® is placed on a table, countertop, or other elevated surface and a child falls over the side, it poses a risk of serious head injury. Consumers should always use the Nap Nanny® on the floor away from any other products.”
If you have a first generation Nap Nanny, stop using it immediately and visit the website to receive an $80 coupon. Anyone who has the second generation needs to visit the website to see instructional videos and new warnings.
Personal Side Note: I looked at these last week because I was considering buying on for Hannah. It clearly states all over the web site and product not to use them in a crib. The reported incident, which is currently being investigated to see if it’s true or not, was clearly do to parental negligence. The only reason I’m not buying one is because they are too expensive.