Baby Matters LLC has issued a defective product recall for 30,000 of their Nap Nanny portable baby recliners after the death of a 4-month-old. According to a Consumer Reports article, the recall was issued after one fatality report involving an infant who fell over the side of the Nap Nanny, became entrapped and died. The recall involves all Nap Nanny recliners sold between January 2009 and July 2010. The defective product was sold at children’s retail stores across the country for about $130.

The company that manufactured the recalled baby product says that the Nap Nanny should not be used in a confined space like a crib. There have been 22 reports of infants falling off their Nap Nanny. Owners of this product are urged to stop using it and to contact the firm for a replacement or refund.

My deepest condolences go out to the family who lost their baby in this tragedy. My prayers go out to them as well as others whose children were injured as a result of these defective products.

Dangerous and Defective Products

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is currently investigating this product. CPSC warns that children placed in the Nap Nanny may suffer serious personal injuries. The federal agency is suggesting families with a first generation Nap Nanny should stop using it and contact the firm for a coupon to purchase a new product. Families with a second generation Nap Nanny model with a D ring on the harness, should stop using the product until they are able to view the updated instructions for proper use.

Product Liability Issues

The manufacturers of dangerous and defective products and the companies that distribute them must be held accountable for their negligence. Families who lose a loved one as a result of a defective product may file a wrongful death claim to pursue damages. Anyone who is the victim of a faulty product would be well-advised to seek the counsel of an experienced California personal injury lawyer to get information about how to pursue his or her rights.

Have you used these recalled products? We would like to hear about your experiences with this product.