Event Update: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that retailers currently participating [in the recall]include Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com and Toys R Us/Babies R Us. At the request of the CPSC, these retailers have agreed to voluntarily participate because the manufacturer is unable or unwilling to participate in the recall.
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.
See Exposure and Products tab for details on the 2010 recall.
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.
▲CPSC is aware of four infants who died in Nap Nanny Generation Two recliners and a fifth death involved the Chill model.
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.
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.
Health Canada will post additional information as it becomes available.
Please also see Health Canada's Is Your Child Safe? Sleep Time.