Nap Nanny Recall

By Kate |

The Shopping Mama favorite baby gear for sleep, the Nap Nanny, has been recalled. The product is a baby recliner that creates a soft, inclined place for babies to sleep and play but was recalled due to entrapment, suffocation and fall hazards.

From the Consumer Products Safety Commission Press Release

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Baby Matters LLC, of Berwyn, Pa., is announcing the voluntary recall of 30,000 Nap Nanny® portable baby recliners. CPSC is investigating a report of a 4-month-old girl from Royal Oak, Mich. who died in a Nap Nanny® that was being used in a crib. According to preliminary reports, the infant was in her harness and found hanging over the side of the product, caught between the Nap Nanny® and the crib bumper.

The primary issue is with First Generation Nap Nanny baby recliners and the fact that they do not have “D”-rings to secure baby and prevent them from falling over the side of the product. The CSPC instructs consumers with first generation Nap Nanny models to stop using the product and contact Nap Nanny to get a coupon to get the newer model Nap Nanny.

Nap Nanny Safety Tips

Check out this Nap Nanny safety video for information on how to correctly and safely use the product.

Here are the basic tips to keep in mind when using the Nap Nanny:

  • Do not use Nap Nanny® in cribs, play yards, or near any other adjacent entrapment surface
  • Only use Nap Nanny® on the floor away from other products
  • Secure Velcro straps through the “D”-rings every time cover is replaced

The Nap Nanny gained attention earlier this year when Sandra Bullock’s son, Louis, was photographed sleeping in a Nap Nanny in People Magazine.

{Image via CSPC, Video from Nap Nanny Facebook page}


Kate started The Shopping Mama™ in January 2009 when, after graduating law school, she traded in online legal research and writing for locating the best products for children. She shops for three kids ages 8, 6 and 3 from their home in Japan. Her military family is making the most of back-to-back overseas assignments by traveling every chance they get.

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  1. 1.

    What a bummer as this happened only a couple miles from me!!

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    Shannon Kelly

    Oh my goodness. That poor family. I wondered when it came out why it didn’t have a padded 5pt harness.

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    You know, I thought this product looked great for a baby that has reflux, and did better propped up, but I did think this exact thing to myself….

  5. 5.

    You have a beautiful blog.

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