Baby seat recalled after 5 deaths, dozens of injuries
Parents, check the label on that new baby seat you got for Christmas.
Moms & dads are being told not to strap their kids into a kind of recliner.
4 retailers in the US & Canada have agreed to stop selling the chairs after the deaths of at least 5 infants stateside & the injury of dozens more.
The recall covers Nap Nanny Generations 1 & 2 & the Chill model infant recliners. 150 000 of them were sold between 2009 & 2012.
The Nap Nanny was designed to mimic the curves of a baby car seat, elevating an infant to help reduce reflux, gas, stuffiness & other problems.
Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com & Toys R Us/Babies R Us have pulled the product from their stock rooms. The manufacturer went out of business earlier this month.
The first 2 versions of the foam recliner were recalled in July 2010 after The Consumer Product Safety Commission became aware of 1 death & 22 reports of infants hanging out or falling over the side of the Nap Nanny, even though most of the infants had been placed in the recliner's harness.
(With files from the Associated Press)