A Hopatcong, New Jersey girl is the sixth baby to die because of a Nap Nanny infant recliner that was recalled a few months ago. The details of the death are not available, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said that the 8-month-old infant was found secured by a seatbelt and partly hanging over the side of the recliner. Her head was trapped between the Nap Nanny and the crib bumper.
The Nap Nanny is a portable infant recliner designed for sleeping, resting, and playing. It mimics the curves of a baby car seat, which help to reduce reflux, gas, stuffiness, or other problems. However, it has design flaws that make it dangerous to infants. In December, 155,000 units were recalled because of this risk of injury. It is illegal to sell these products, but they are still popular in garage sales and as hand-me-downs. If your or someone you know has any of these products, the CPSC urges you to stop using them.
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