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Hopatcong Infant Dies From Faulty Recliner

8-month-old girl is the sixth to die while buckled into a Nap Nanny.

Doll shown trapped between Nap Nanny and crib bumper. (Photo: Consumer Product Safety Commission)
Doll shown trapped between Nap Nanny and crib bumper. (Photo: Consumer Product Safety Commission)
An 8-month-old Hopatcong girl is the sixth baby to die from a faulty infant recliner, according to a federal consumer agency.

The Hopatcong child, who was secured by a belt, was found partially hanging over the side of a Nap Nanny recliner, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The girl died from being trapped between the recliner and the crib bumper, the report said.

The death was the sixth involving the product, which was voluntarily recalled last year after the CPSC filed a suit in 2012 against the now-defunct business, Baby Matters LLC of Berwn, Pa.

There were at least 92 incidents involving the Nap Nanny or Nap Nanny Chill between 2009 and 2013, according to the CPSC.

The product has caused babies to get trapped between the recliner and the crib bumper by partially falling out or hanging over the side and infants have suffocated on the inside of the Nap Nanny, according to the CPSC.

While these items are no longer available for purchase in stores, the CPSC advises parents to stay away from them at garage sales or as second-hand gifts.
speedyspeed May 30, 2014 at 02:27 PM
It wasn't "faulty," it was used improperly. It has a warning right on the product that specifically states to NOT use it in the crib... It's a terrible tragedy for sure, but it would be like calling a toaster faulty because I tried to make toast while taking a shower...
mary May 30, 2014 at 03:13 PM
don't make comments unless you were there this poor family you compare this to a f****** toaster
James Conn May 30, 2014 at 03:26 PM
While it is sad that this child has died the fault is with the parents and not the product. This is the same thing as the bumbo. Careless parents where putting their kids in bumbos on top of tables. Any moron with hslf a brain can see how this is dangerous.same with this product. If you put your kids in harmful situations then they will be harmed.
R May 31, 2014 at 06:07 AM
Why don't you all stop commenting on who's fault it is. This is a terrible tragedy and no parent needs to hear all these insensitive comments. And Patch, please remove that horrible picture.
Rusty Krus June 01, 2014 at 03:12 AM
I bet a Pitt Bull was behind this! Those sneaky, dastardly dogs are the bane of civilization! It's true I tell you! It's true! By the way, Boss Hoghead told me to post this.

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