Nap Nanny Recall Could Prompt California Lawsuits
Due to the grave nature of the injuries associated with the Nap Nanny and the subsequent recall, the product recall lawyers of Ellis Injury Law are offering California parents the opportunity to schedule a consultation, free of charge. If your child suffered injuries or was killed and you believe the Nap Nanny was responsible, contact us today to explore your legal rights to recourse.
You could be eligible to file a product liability lawsuit against the makers of Nap Nanny to recover compensation for your child’s injuries, ongoing care needs, and pain and suffering.
Nap Nanny associated with sixth confirmed death
The Nap Nanny and the Nap Nanny Chill are infant recliners and covers manufactured by Baby Matters, LLC of Berwyn, Pennsylvania. These recliners were intended to be used as alternatives to cribs. The product was recalled in 2010 after one baby died and others were injured. In the case of the death, the Nap Nanny had been placed inside the crib. The four-month-old girl from Michigan was found dangling from the harness over the side of the recliner, trapped between the Nap Nanny and the side of the crib.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported 22 other incidences in which a baby had fallen over the side and sustained injury, despite being properly strapped in the harness.
The tragic death and reports of injuries prompted Baby Matters and the CPSC to issue a voluntary recall of 30,000 units in July 2010. Subsequently, the father of the four-month-old girl filed a Nap Nanny lawsuit and obtained a settlement with the company.
165,000 families could be affected
The Nap Nanny was later redesigned and released back into the marketplace. To the horror of parents in California and across the country, the redesign did not appear to make the Nap Nanny any safer for vulnerable babies. To date, at the deaths of at least six babies have been linked to the defective recliner. The latest victim was an eight-month-old New Jersey girl. She was secured by a belt in the recliner, yet still fell over the side and suffocated to death. It is not yet known whether the family plans to file a Nap Nanny lawsuit against Baby Matters.
The CPSC filed an administrative case in 2012, which requested a mandatory recall of the Nap Nanny and the Nap Nanny Chill recliners. However, the recall wasn’t issued until June of 2013. A total of 165,000 Nap Nanny recliners have been sold, meaning many more deaths and injuries could occur.
Although the product has once again been recalled, many recliners could remain available to families. While it’s illegal to sell a recalled product, families are often unaware of recall notices and may use hand-me-down recliners from their friends and relatives, or they may sell their recliners at yard sales to other expectant parents.
If you believe your child may have been injured or killed because of the Nap Nanny recliner, let the personal injury attorneys at Ellis Law help. We’ll thoroughly review your case, and walk you through your legal rights and options. Our attorneys in Los Angeles have enjoyed an impressive track record of significant jury awards and settlements in cases that involve dangerous and defective products. You can learn more about filing a Nap Nanny lawsuit by calling 310-641-3335.