5 children die in infant seats, product is voluntarily recalled
Most parents in New York spend a considerable time looking into the things they purchase for their children. From food to clothes to toys, all children's consummables must be of the highest quality and safety, or they will put children's lives at risk. So, it is especially difficult for parents in Albany to learn that their children's products are recalled for being dangerous products.
Imagine the shock many parents received when they heard that the Nap Nanny and the Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners were recalled because five children died in them. It has taken roughly 6 months for the company that manufactured the seats to announce its voluntary recall following a settlement with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in December 2012. At that time, the commission had sought the mandatory recacll of all Nap Nanny and Chill recliners.
Both the commission and the manufacturers for these infant recliners have been aware of the various problems plaguing this children's product for some time. The first reports started coming in in 2009 and there have been 92 reports of injury in total.
It appears that the children have become injured when they fell over the side of the products or were hung by the products. There have been children injured who were both restrained and unrestrained.
The manufacturers of the product are no longer in business, so the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urges parents to stop using the products immediately and get rid of them. Certain retailers have said they will refund customers, but the company who made them will not.
Any parent whose child has been injured by these infant recliners, however, may still be able to file product liability lawsuits and receive compensation for their children's injuries.
Source: Clarksville Online, "U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports Nap Nanny and Chill Infant Recliners Recalled by Baby Matters LLC After Five Infant Deaths," June 15, 2013