Baby reclining chair involved in five infant deaths

By WEEK Producer

Baby reclining chair involved in five infant deaths

December 5, 2012 Updated Dec 5, 2012 at 3:33 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is targeting the makers of the Nap Nanny and Chill Infant Recliners because the product has been involved in several infants' deaths.

On Wednesday, the CPSC filed a complaint against Baby Matters, LLC, alleging that the Nap Nanny Generation One and Two, and Chill model infant recliners contain defects in the design, which pose a substantial risk of injury and death to infants.

The Commission voted 3-0 to approve the filing of the complaint, which seeks an order requiring that the firm notify the public of the defect and offer consumers a full refund. 

CPSC is aware of four infants who died in Nap Nanny Generation Two recliners and a fifth death involved the Chill model.

To date, CPSC has received a total of over 70 additional incident reports of children nearly falling out of the product.

For more information regarding the recall, please visit http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13058.html.

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