Amazon, Retailers Agree To Recall 155,000 Nap Nanny Recliners


Posted on 28th December 2012 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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Several major retailers, including and Toys “R” Us/Babies “R” Us, are voluntarily recalling 155,000 Nap Nanny recliners after the manufacturer refused to pull the items off the market in the wake of five infant deaths.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall involving the retailers Thursday, saying that they had agreed to participate “because the manufacturer is unable or unwilling to participate in the recall.” The recliners are made by Baby Matters LLC of Berwyn, Pa.

In addition to and Toys “R” Us/Babies “R” Us, Buy Buy Baby and agreed to take part in the recall.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the CPSC this month filed suit against Baby Matters after it could not reach a recall plan with the company.

The CPSC warned parents and caregivers that the baby recliners contain defects in the design, warnings and instructions that “pose a substantial risk of injury and death to infants.” The recall includes the Nap Nanny Generations One and Two, and the Chill model infant recliners.

In July 2010, CPSC and Baby Matters issued a joint press release that offered a discount coupon to Generation One owners toward the purchase of a newer model Nap Nanny, and improved instructions and warnings to consumers who owned the Generation Two model of Nap Nanny recliners.

“At the time of the 2010 recall, CPSC was aware of one death that had occurred in a Nap Nanny recliner and 22 reports of infants hanging or falling out over the side of the Nap Nanny, even though most of the infants had been placed in the harness,” the agency said in a press release.

“Subsequently, despite the improvements to the warnings and instructions, additional deaths using the Nap Nanny recliners were reported, including one in a Chill model,” the agency said. “Since the 2010 recall, CPSC has received an additional 70 reports of children nearly falling out of the product.”

The Nap Nanny is a portable infant recliner designed for sleeping, resting and playing. The recliner includes a bucket-seat-shaped foam base and a fitted fabric cover with a three-point harness.

Some 5,000 Nap Nanny Generation One and 50,000 Generation Two models were sold between 2009 and early 2012 and have been discontinued. Another 100,000 Chill Models have been sold since January 2011.

The recalled Nap Nanny recliners were sold at toy and children’s retail stores nationwide and online, including at All models were priced around $130.


PeaPod Travel Tents Recalled For Suffocation, Entrapment Risk


Posted on 16th November 2012 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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After the death of a baby, KidCo Inc. Friday voluntarily recalled roughly 220,000 PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds. The recall was announced by both the Libertyville, Ill., company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

There have been several incidents involving the tents. The CPSC said that a 5-month-old boy who died in December 2011 in New York City was found with his face pressed against the side wall of the tent. The cause of death was not determined.

In addition, CPSC said that it is is aware of six reports, and that Health Canada has had three reports, of children who became entrapped or experienced physical distress in the product.

“Two of the six reports included infants who were found crying underneath of the mattress that had not been inserted into the zippered pocket on the bottom of the tent,” the CPSC said in a press release.

The KidCo PeaPod Travel Beds and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds are small, portable sleep tents for infants to three years and older, depending on the model.

“The tents have a zippered side for putting in and taking out the child and have an inflatable air mattress that fits into a zippered pocket underneath the floor of the tent, the CPSC said. “The tents fold into a compact round shape and come with a fabric bag for storage and transport.”

What is apparently happening is that infants and young children can roll off the edge of the air mattress, become trapped between the mattress and the fabric sides of the tent, and suffocate, according to the CPSC.

Manufactured in China, the travel tents were sold at independent juvenile specialty stores nationwide and online at from January 2005 through the present for between $70 and $100.

Consumers should immediately stop using the tents and contact KidCo to get a free repair kit. The kits will vary depending on the model and will be shipped to consumers starting in December.

Consumers should contact KidCo toll-free at (855) 847-8600 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company’s website at to receive the kit.

The CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. They should go to