About 30,000 portable baby recliners designed to help babies sleep better are being recalled following an infant death.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the Baby Matters LLC Nap Nanny portable baby recliners sold nationwide from January 2009 through this month.
A four month old girl from Royal Oak, Michigan reportedly died in a Nap Nanny that was being used in a crib. That is not the way the product is intended to be used.
However there are 22 other reports of infants, primarily younger than 5 months old hanging or falling out over the side of the Nap Nanny despite most of the infants being placed in the harness.
Parents should not place the Nap Nanny inside a crib, play yard, counter top or other elevated or confined area.
The first generation model of the Nap Nanny does not have "D"-rings in the foam base. The second generation models have "D"-rings and Velcro straps inside the fitted fabric cover.
If you have the model without the D-ring stop using it immediately and call the company at (888) 240-4282 to get an $80 coupon toward the purchase of a new Nap Nanny with free shipping.
Anyone with a second generation Nap Nanny should visit the company's website to obtain new product instructions and warnings. Consumers will also view an important instructional video to help consumers ensure the harness is properly fastened.