Federal regulators have recalled all of the Nap Nanny infant recliners after the deaths of five babies and an additional 92 incidents involving babies falling or hanging out of the recliners in question. From 2009 to 2012, about 165,000 of the Nap Nanny and Chill Products were sold, at about $130 each.
In this case, the company, Baby Matters, has gone out of business, and therefore there is no repair for free or refund. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which governs safety protection and manages a database of recalled baby and other consumer products says that all use of these products should stop immediately.
Certain stores that had sold the Baby Matters products have agreed voluntarily to refund the cost of the products to those who have purchased them.
Get Your Questions About Baby Product Recalls Answered
If you have questions or concerns about a recall of a baby product, you will often be required to contact the manufacturer through a toll-free number or website. The Consumer Product Safety Commission or CPSC provides a listing of all products that are under recall. (www.cpsc)
Recalls in the past three months, for example, also include a Carter’s infant clothing zipper and Stride Rite sandal flowers that present a choking hazard, to a JC Penny drop side crib that can malfunction, to the Pottery Barn Kids Sweet Lambie Crib Bumpers for potential entanglement that could wrap around a baby’s neck. It may be useful to regularly check the list to see if the products you are about to purchase for your baby are indeed safe, especially car seats, cribs, and toys.
Save yourself time and frustration by checking the recall list before you actually purchase items such as cribs, car seats, and the like. As well, if you register your baby products as you buy them, if there is a recall, the manufacturer will contact you directly.
Your options in regard to a recall include:
- Return the baby product and get a replacement for free
- Return the part of the baby product that is defective and get a replacement of that part
- Obtain a free repair kit for the part of the problem that is damaged
- Return the product for a refund or exchange
- Remove the part of the baby product that is dangerous
- Replace the warning labels or the instruction booklets regarding the baby product in question
Questions About a Baby Product Recall?
Although it may not be possible to resolve your problem by getting your money back, it is possible if there is a legal basis to bring a claim to pay for medical treatment and in the case of a wrongful death, for loss of a loved one.
If you have questions or concerns about a baby product recall and how to protect your rights to a no-cost repair, we offer free consultations and will answer your questions. We work on a contingency fee basis, so that you pay nothing until we win an award for you. To contact J. Lewis & Associates, call 800-228-0507.