As a company founded by family-focused parents, the comfort and safety of your baby have always been of utmost importance to us.
That is why we fully support the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s request for a voluntary recall of 30,000 Nap Nanny® infant recliners, to help ensure that our product is being used properly, safely and only on the floor.
It was launched in full cooperation with the CPSC, after 22 reports of infants hanging or falling over the side of the recliner (even when the harness appears to be secured), and following the tragic death of a child after a Nap, Nanny® was placed in a crib, contrary to warnings and instructions.
To prevent this type of incident in the future, we urge parents and caregivers to determine which Nap Nanny model you own, and to take the appropriate action:
A) If it’s a first-generation Nap Nanny®, purchased at retail prior to August 15, 2009, you may apply for an $80 discount coupon towards the purchase of a new Nap Nanny, with free shipping. (The model can be identified by the absence of Velcro straps inside the cover securing the cover to the foam base.)
B) If it’s a newer model Nap Nanny®, sold at retail beginning in August 2009, please visit our website, to view our latest warnings and instructional video. This video demonstrates how to properly use the Nap Nanny, and will tell you about the hazards associated with improper use. (This updated model can be identified by the Velcro straps inside the cover, which attach to a ring, securing it to the foam base.)
For all parents and caregivers: As noted in the warning stickers, tags and online information, the Nap Nanny® should never be placed inside a crib, play yard or other confined area, or on a table, countertop or another elevated surface. The baby can fall or hangover of the side of the Nap Nanny, and become entrapped and suffocate; or if the child falls off the elevated surface, there is a risk of serious head injury. Consumers are strongly advised to follow all instructions, and use the Nap Nanny® ONLY on the floor.
In addition, we also encourage you to review the CPSC’s safe sleep guidelines, which includes what to avoid using in a crib: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08203.html .
If you are unable to view the Nap Nanny warnings video or instructions online, please contact us to receive free copies by mail. For more information, call the recall hotline at (888) 240-4282 between 9 am and 5 p.m. (Eastern) Monday through Friday, or visit our Web site at http://www.napnanny.co m/recall.
At Nap Nanny, our goal is to help babies rest safely, comfortably and longer. We believe in our product 100%, and want to make absolutely certain every Nap Nanny is being used correctly. Thank you for taking the time to review this letter.
Baby Matters, LLC