According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, the “Nap Nanny” infant recliner has been recalled by Baby Matters LLC, after a sixth infant died while strapped into the seat.
Since last year, the company had recalled more than 165,000 baby recliners after five infants were killed, and dozens more were injured by the product. The company as well as the CPSC received numerous reports of children falling out of the seat or hanging over the side of the seat while still strapped in.
Baby Matters of Berwyn, Pennsylvania, said that the recall was issued as part of a settlement the company reached with the CPSC. According to the CPSC, the sixth infant death occurred in New Jersey where a 8-month-old baby girl secured by the belt was found partly hanging over the side of the seat, trapped between the product and the crib bumper. The CPSC is now urging all consumers who own the product to immediately discontinue using them.
PRODUCTS LIABILITY CLAIMS
Consumer product manufacturers, like Baby Matters, are responsible for ensuring their products are safe for consumption and use, and do not pose a risk for serious injuries to those who use them. There are millions of baby products currently on the market globally, and the reality is that a substantial number of these baby products may pose a threat to the health and wellbeing of children who come in contact with them.
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