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Archive for July, 2010

CPSC and Nap Nanny Issue Voluntary Recall

Monday, July 26th, 2010

IF YOU OWN A NAP NANNY, OR ARE THINKING OF PURCHASING ONE, PLEASE GO TO:

www.napnanny.com/recall

TO READ IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.

THANKS!
SmartMomma

Baby Matters Recalls Nap Nanny® Recliners Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards; One Infant Death Reported

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.

CPSC and Baby Matters are aware of one other incident in which an infant became entrapped when the Nap Nanny was used in a crib, contrary to the product instructions. In that incident, the infant fell over the side of the Nap Nanny®, despite being harnessed in, and was caught between the baby recliner and the side of the crib. The infant sustained a cut to the forehead.

CPSC and the firm have received 22 reports of infants, primarily younger than 5-months-old, hanging or falling out over the side of the Nap Nanny® despite most of the infants being placed in the harness. One infant received a bruise as a result of hanging over the side of the product.

Infants can partially fall or hang over the side of the Nap Nanny® even while the harness is in use. This situation can be worse if the Velcro™ straps, located inside the Nap Nanny® cover are not properly attached to the “D”-rings located on the foam, or if consumers are using the first generation model Nap Nanny® that was sold without “D”-rings.

In addition, if the Nap Nanny® is placed inside a crib, play yard or other confined area, which is not a recommended use, the infant can fall or hang over of the side of the Nap Nanny® and become entrapped between the crib side and the Nap Nanny® and suffocate.

Likewise, if the Nap Nanny® is placed on a table, countertop, or other elevated surface and a child falls over the side, it poses a risk of serious head injury. Consumers should always use the Nap Nanny® on the floor away from any other products.

The Nap Nanny® is a portable recliner designed for sleeping, resting and playing. The recliner includes a foam base with an inclined indentation for the infant to sit in and a fitted fabric cover and a three point harness. The first generation model of the Nap Nanny® can be identified by the absence of “D”-rings in the foam base. In second generation models, the harness system has “D”-rings in the foam base and Velcro™ straps inside the fitted fabric cover.

The recalled Nap Nannys® were sold at toy and children’s retail stores nationwide and online, including at www.napnanny.com, from January 2009 through July 2010 for about $130.

The recalled product was manufactured in the United States and China.

Consumers with a first generation Nap Nanny® models, without “D”-rings, should stop using the recalled baby recliners immediately and contact the firm to receive an $80 coupon towards the purchase of a new Nap Nanny® with free shipping. Consumers with a second generation Nap Nanny® model, with “D”-rings, should immediately stop using the product until they are able to visit the firm’s website to obtain new product instructions and warnings. Consumers will also view an important instructional video to help consumers ensure the harness is properly fastened. Consumers who are unable to view the video or new instructions online, should contact the firm to receive free copies by mail. For more information, contact Baby Matters toll-free at (888) 240-4282 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.napnanny.com/recall

Britax B-Ready Now At SmartMomma!

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Although we really like the Baby Jogger City Select for twins or siblings, this new stroller from Britax called the B-Ready is pretty darn cool too! Deanna and I put it together last week and were able to play around with it last week and we both really like it. The color is a beautiful emerald green of our floor model and the new Britax Chaperone car seat that goes with it is impressive as well. The last Chaperone model was too big to fit in many cars and strollers, but the new Chaperone is noticably more compact with awesome side impact protection for your child and the famous rebound bar. It also comes with a foam piece that you can use with the car seat on newborns to make it fit smaller babies better, starting at 4 lbs, which makes it a great option for a preemie!

Britax B-Ready Stroller with 2 Chaperone Infant Car Seats

Britax B-Ready Stroller with 2 Chaperone Infant Car Seats

Britax B-Ready stroller with second seat

Britax B-Ready stroller with second seat

Britax has not shipped us the accessories yet for the Britax B-Ready stroller, but we expect to get those soon. The stroller does come with an extra shopping basket, a parent console for drinks and keys/cellphone, an infant car seat adaptor for the Chaperone seat, and a rain cover. We thought that was pretty cool!

Product Description

The new B-READY stroller from BRITAX is a versatile, modular stroller that can convert from a travel system to a single or in-line double stroller. With 14 different configurations the B-READY stroller is adaptable to fit your needs. Featuring a reversible top seat with a weight capacity of 55 lbs, the B-READY introduces an industry first: a non-rethread, adjustable, 5-point harness system. An extra large canopy, 3-position recline, adjustable leg rest, and full suspension will ensure the traveling comfort of little ones. As an in-line tandem stroller, the second seat is certainly not an afterthought. With 4 recline positions, the second seat is appropriate from birth to 35 lbs. Perhaps most impressive is the fact that the second seat does not need to be removed to fold the stroller. A single step locks and unlocks both rear wheels. Caregivers will further appreciate the adjustable handle height and over-sized storage basket that is accessible from all four sides. A drink holder, rain cover, and CHAPERONE CLICK & GO infant car seat adapters are included.

We now have a floor model, so please come into the store and play with it!

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