(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and four major baby-product retailers announced a voluntary recall Thursday of all versions and styles of Nap Nanny infant recliners in the wake of multiple reported infant deaths.
The commission says five infants have died in the recliners and owners should immediately stop using the product.
The recliner was first recalled in 2010 by the manufacturer, Baby Matters, LLC of Berwyn, Pa., after one infant died and the CPSC received 22 reports of other infants falling or hanging out over the side of the product. Despite new instructions and warnings, the government agency says more deaths and additional reports of children falling out were recorded.
Earlier this month, the commission officially declared that the recliners “create a substantial risk of injury to the public.”
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says four major retailers — Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com, Amazon.com and Babies ‘R Us/Toys ‘R Us — agreed to participate in the voluntary recall because the manufacturer was “unable or unwilling to participate in the recall.”
Customers can contact the retailers for a refund.
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