Feds: Infant Recliner Needs to Be Recalled In Spite of Owner's Dispute


Major retailers will recall a popular baby recliner after the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced this morning that the recliner was linked to five fatalities.

The commission said there have been 92 reports of infants "hanging or falling out over the side" of the Nap Nanny. The recall applies to Nap Nanny Generations One and Two and also the Chill model of infant recliners. Each of the recliners are manufactured by Pennsylvania-based Baby Matters.

The commission said this morning that Baby Matters was "unable or unwilling to participate in the recall," after being slapped with a complaint earlier this month. The same product was originally recalled in 2010 after reports of one death.

The commission said retailers such as Amazon.com, BabiesRUs and Diapers.com had already agreed to the recall.

But the owner and founder of Nap Nanny, Leslie Gudel wrote on her company's website that, "We do not believe the complaint has merit and stand behind the safety of our product when used as instructed."