In Tennessee as well as all across the country, people expect that when they buy products especially for use by their babies and infants that these products will be sturdy and safe to use. Unfortunately, however, some products have defective parts that can cause serious injury or in death when used. If you or someone you love has experienced personal injury or died after using a defective consumer product, then you should speak to a Tennessee product liability lawyer right away.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, four national retailers have recalled over 150,000 Nap Nanny Baby recliners following the deaths of five infants and reports of children nearly falling out of the recliners. This recall includes Nap Nanny Generations One and Two, and the Chill model infant recliners sold between 2009 and 2012. The Nap Nanny was originally designed to mimic the curves of a baby car seat. It elevated the head slightly to help reduce reflux, gas, stuffiness and other problems.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission warned parents and caregivers that the Nap Nanny contains defects in its design, warning, and directions. They stated that the product poses a substantial risk of personal injury and death to infants. Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com and Toys R Us and Babies R Us agreed to voluntarily participate in the recall of the Nap Nanny because its manufacturer is unable or unwilling to participate. The maker of the product, Baby Matters LLC has gone out of business but before it did, the company stated that they did not believe the complaint had merit and its product was safe if the instructions were followed.
The first two versions of the foam recliner were recalled in July of 2010 after the Consumer Product Safety Commission learned of one death and twenty-two reports of infants hanging out or falling over the side of the Nap Nanny even though most of the infants had been placed in the recliner’s harness. Following these recalls, the agency learned of four more deaths. Four of the deaths were connected to the first versions of the recliner, and one to the newer model.
Unfortunately, all too often cases just like this one occur in Tennessee as well as all across the country. If you or someone you care about has experienced personal injury or died after using a defective consumer product, then you should contact one of our compassionate and experienced Tennessee personal injury attorneys right away. We care about our clients and will hear your case and make sure you receive the compensation you may be entitled to for your injuries.
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