Feds urge parents to 'throw away' Nap Nanny after 6th baby dies


Safety experts are again warning parents to stop using the Nap Nanny infant recliner after a sixth baby died while using the product.

"Our message to parents is clear: Stop using it. It's dangerous," Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Communications Director Scott Wolfson told ABC News. "There's been six deaths already, and we don't want another child to die unnecessarily."

Since 2010, safety problems with the Nap Nanny were detailed in recalls, a safety blog, and a legal settlement against the now out-of-business company, CPSC wrote on its safety blog. Six infants have died because the baby partly falls or hangs over the side of the Nap Nanny and gets trapped between the product and crib bumpers or the baby suffocates on the inside of the Nap Nanny.

Last Week, an 8-month-old girl from New Jersey suffocated when she got trapped between the Nap Nanny and the crib bumper, Good Morning America reports. Officials said she was found stuck over the side of the Nap Nanny.

CPSC says it's aware some parents have posted online about how much they love the product, so the organization continues to urge parents to get rid of their Nap Nanny.

The organization says the danger now comes on the second hand market.

“Don’t sell it at a garage sale. Don’t take it back to a local thrift store. Don’t put it on eBay or Craigslist. Just throw it away,” Wolfson told CBS New York.

It is illegal to sell or resell a Nap Nanny in the U.S., CPSC notes.

Some retailers are issuing refunds for the Nap Nanny. For more information, click here.

The recliners were recalled last year after roughly 165,000 were sold between 2009 and 2012, according to a news release. There were at least 92 reported incidents involving the Nap Nanny since 2009. It's not known if any of the incidents happened in Minnesota.

Other products have recently been recalled by the CPSC for safety concerns. Among the products used for children: phil&teds infant car seat adaptors for strollers, Empress Arts children's pajamas and Bristle Builders play sets by Lakeshore Learning Materials.

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