Baby products are in high demand and often reused and resold at yard sales and on various second-hand websites such as Craigslist. In addition, family members and friends pass on baby products, including baby clothes, toys, and other baby gear like walkers. One incredibly popular baby item is the Bumbo seat. This seat allows infants to sit up. However, without use of a recently added safety strap, the seat can result in fall injuries; babies can literally fall out of the seat. Many parents, especially first time parents are entirely unaware of such safety issues. Even on Craigslist, many people are still selling recalled versions of the Bumbo seat.
In 2013, dozens of baby and children’s products were recalled, including:
- Nap Nanny infant recliners,
- Baby Bumbo seats,
- Angelcare baby video monitors,
- Playtex Hip Hammocks, and
- Kolcraft play yards.
New Jersey Baby Dies in Nap Nanny
Earlier this year, an 8 month old baby in NJ died after sleeping in a special sleeping product, the Nap Nanny, which some retailers began stop selling in late 2012. The baby was found suffocated, with her head between the edge of the Nap Nanny and the crib bumper. Source: www.huffingtonpost.com
In 2013, the product was officially recalled and taken off the market entirely after multiple reports of potential and actual infant suffocation accidents; it had been initially recalled as early as 2010.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the product poses an entrapment and suffocation risk to infants. The CPSC estimates that over 150,000 of these special baby products were sold. It is unknown how many of these products are still being used.
Parents should always be on alert for dangerous and defective baby products. If you know someone who uses the Nap Nanny, please email this article to them immediately.