December 10th, 2012|
December 10, 2012
Last Wednesday, federal regulators sued the maker of Nap Nanny because the company would not agree to a recall, reports USA Today.
Because five infants died using the product, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) had already demanded a recall.
CPSC says that Baby Matters, the maker of Nap Nanny, should notify the public about the risks and refund the cost of the infant recliner to those who bought one.
The company shut down in November, says the founder and owner. “The ongoing battle with the CPSC cost us so much money that it forced us out of business a month ago.”
“We did what we could,” including testing the product with babies and making product changes, she said.
The complaint alleges that the Nap Nanny recliners have defects in the design, warnings, and instructions, which “pose a substantial risk of injury and death to infants.”
CPSC charges that the company declined to address the potentially fatal hazards that occur when the product is used in a crib.
“If you design products for the most sleep-deprived and stressed among us–parents of fussy babies–safety has to be more than a catchphrase,” said the executive director of the Kids in Danger advocacy group.