The Consumer Product Safety Commission requested a recall this week on the infant sleep recliner called the "Nap Nanny" after a four month old baby died while using one. The company voluntarily recalled 22,000 recliners and has safety and recall information available here. Specifically, model numbers NN1010, NN1020, NN1030, NN1040,NN1050, NN1055, NN1060, and NN1070 are being recalled.
The Nap Nanny is foam recliner (think of it as a comfy Lazy Boy for babies) that allows a baby to sleep at a slight incline (often recommended for babies with acid reflux/heartburn).The product has a harness strap, that should keep the infant restrained in the recliner. It is intended to be placed on the floor, not inside of a crib.
By report, the baby who died was found in her crib, hanging over the recliner and wedged between the product and the crib bumper. There have also been 22 other reports of babies who have been able to maneuver their way out of the restrain harnesses.
According to Nap Nanny's manufacturer, there are two generations of this product. The first generation models were sold before August 15, 2009 and are the ones involved in the recall. The newer models have a slightly different harness, and are not of concern if used properly. That means the Nap Nanny should be placed on the floor and the Velcro straps of the harness must be connected to a D ring on the foam every time you take off and replace the cover.