CINCINNATI - The maker of the Nap Nanny infant recliner refused to issue a recall so it is being sued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Regulators say five infants have died while in the Nap Nanny Chill made by Baby Matters. According to the CPSC complaint the Nap Nanny Generation One and Two and Chill infant recliners have defects in the design, instructions and warnings. The agency says this poses a risk of injury and death to infants.
A CPSC spokesman says the risks of the Nap Nanny include babies falling out of the product and becoming wedged between the recliner and the crib mattress. There are also cases where the product's harness has failed to keep babies from falling out.
the CPSC has received over 70 complaints of children nearly falling out of the product.
The first two versions of the Nap Nanny were recalled in 2010.
The commission is seeking an order that would require Nap Nanny maker Baby Matters LLC to notify the public about what the agency deems a substantial product defect. The agency also wants the company to offer consumers a full refund.
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