Four large retailers are conducting their own recall 150,000 Nap Nanny baby recliners following. The manufacturer, Baby Matters, LLC is not involved in this latest recall. The sellers include Amazon.com, Diapers.com, Babies R Us/Toys R Us, and Buy Buy Baby.
The move comes just weeks after the CPSC sued Baby matters via an administrative complaint after five infant fatalities involving the Nap Nanny product. In Massachusetts, please contact our Boston child products liability law firm if your son or daughter was injured or killed because of a consumer item.
This latest recall involves the Chill model, the Nap Nanny Generation One, and Nap Nanny Generation Two. It comes two years after the CPSC and Baby Matters jointly recalled about 30,000 Nap Nanny products in 2010. During that recall, available reports had noted one baby death and 22 incidents involving kids falling out of or hanging from a Nap Nanny’s side despite using a harness. Since then, and even after improved instructions and warnings were added, there have been at least four other infant fatalities and another 70 incidents.
The CPSC says that these Nap Nanny products are defective in its design, instructions, and warnings and they are a substantial injury and death risk to babies. Fall injuries, entrapment, suffocation, head injuries, and deaths are among the more dangerous outcomes.
Under Massachusetts products liability law, defective product cases can be brought for marketing defects, flawed product design, and manufacturing errors. Breach of warranty, negligence, and misrepresentation can be grounds for such lawsuits. Even if a product is made, designed, and promoted correctly, if the plaintiff can prove that the item was defective/dangerous enough as is to cause Boston personal injury or wrongful death, compensation related to strict liability is possible. You want to work with an experienced Boston injury law firm that knows how to successfully pursue your lawsuit.
Amazon, Retailers to Recall Nap Nanny Infant Recliners, The Wall Street Journal, December 27, 2012
Five Infant Deaths Prompt CPSC to Sue Manufacturer of Nap Nanny and Chill Infant Recliners, CPSC, December 5, 2012
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