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Information on Investigation into Nap Nanny Infant Recliners

Starting date:
December 6, 2012
Posting date:
December 6, 2012
Type of communication:
Information Update
Childrens' Products, Affects children, pregnant or breast feeding women
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Important Safety Information
General Public
Identification number:

Health Canada is aware of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s administrative complaint regarding Nap Nanny® Infant Recliners and is currently conducting its own investigation.

In 2010, Health Canada issued a recall for the first generation model of the Nap Nanny®Portable Infant Recliner due to possible injury.

In December 2010, the Government of Canada announced new safety requirements for cribs, cradles and bassinets. Health Canada determined that the portable infant recliner did not meet these new safety requirements, and should not be marketed for unsupervised sleep. The department worked with the company to remove references to unsupervised sleep on the product's labels and instructions.

Health Canada is not aware of any incidents involving this product in Canada. The department reminds Canadians that the safest place for your baby to sleep is on his or her back, in a crib, cradle or bassinet and recommends room sharing for the first six months of your baby's life.

What you should do

Infants should never be placed to sleep on unsuitable surfaces, such as a standard bed, water bed, air mattress, sofa, futon or armchair. An infant's sleep surface should always be firm, flat, and free of soft bedding. The Nap Nanny® Infant Recliner should never be placed in a crib, cradle or bassinet.

What Health Canada is doing

Health Canada will post additional information as it becomes available.

For more information

Please also see Health Canada's Be informed — and rest easy