Child Dies While Using Recalled Nap Nanny
A report of a sixth child death as a result of a recalled product known as the “Nap Nanny” has the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urging parents to stop using the item. According to ABC News, the recent death involved an eight-month-old in New Jersey.
About the Nap Nanny Child Death
According to the CPSC, the eight-month-old girl suffocated when she became stuck between the side of the child recliner and a crib bumper. It is the sixth death linked to the product.
The Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill child recliners were sold between 2009 and 2012. Approximately 165,000 units were recalled last June after the company who made the product initially insisted it was safe. It is now illegal to sell the Nap Nanny in the U.S., but recalled products can sometimes be found for sale at garage sales and online. Parents are warned by the CPSC to avoid buying the product.
Crib Safety Tips
The CPSC provides the following crib safety tips for parents.
- Never place pillows, thick quilts, or stuffed animals in the crib with your child.
- If there is a gap larger than two fingers between the mattress and crib, the mattress is too small and should be replaced.
- Follow the instructions provided with the crib when assembling it.
- Never placed a crib near a winder with blinds, curtain cords, or baby monitor cords as infants can strangle on cords.