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The Nap Nanny Portable Infant Recliner

Starting date:
August 6, 2010
Posting date:
July 17, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products, Miscellaneous
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

The Nap Nanny® portable infant recliner

Product description

The Nap Nanny® is a portable infant recliner designed for sleeping, resting and playing. The seat includes a polyurethane foam base and a fitted fabric cover. The product support base is rectangular with a concave portion that is shaped like an infant car seat, conforming to the body shape of an infant. The infant is secured to the concave portion with a harness that goes between the legs of the infant.

All UPC and model numbers for the first and second generation models are subject to this recall.

Hazard identified

Infants can partially fall or hang over the side of the Nap Nanny® even while the harness is in use.

In addition, if the Nap Nanny® is placed inside a crib, play yard or other confined area, which is not a recommended use, the infant can fall or hang over of the side of the Nap Nanny® and become entrapped between the crib side and the Nap Nanny® and suffocate.

If the Nap Nanny® is placed on a table, countertop, or other elevated surface and a child falls over the side, it poses a risk of serous head injury.

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is investigating a report of a 4 month-old baby girl who died in a Nap Nanny® that was being used in a crib. The infant was in her harness and found hanging over the side of the product, caught between the Nap Nanny® and the crib bumper.

In the United States, the CPSC and Baby Matters are aware of one other incident in which an infant became entrapped when the Nap Nanny® was used in a crib, contrary to the product instructions. In that incident, the infant fell over the side of the Nap Nanny®, despite being harnessed in, and was caught between the baby recliner and the side of the crib. The infant sustained a cut to the forehead. The CPSC and the firm have also received 22 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. One infant received a bruise as a result of hanging over the side of the product.

In Canada, Health Canada and Baby Matters have not received any reports of deaths or injuries related to the use of the portable recliner.

For more information on safe sleeping practices for infants, see Safe sleep.

Number sold

Approximately 63 of the recalled portable infant recliners were sold from the firm's website only to Canadian consumers,

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold to Canadian consumers from March 2009 to July 2010. The company began shipping to Canada in February 2010.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States and China.


Baby Matters LLC (Out of operation)
Tel: 1-888-240-4282

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the affected product immediately and contact their municipality for instructions on how to dispose of or recycle the recalled products.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada. Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the us of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.