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Hopatcong Girl Found Dead In Nap Nanny Recliner

An 8-month-old Hopatcong girl has become the 6th infant in the U.S. to die in a Nap Nanny Recliner. (Credit: CBS 2)

An 8-month-old Hopatcong girl has become the 6th infant in the U.S. to die in a Nap Nanny Recliner. (Credit: CBS 2)

HOPATCONG, N.J.(CBSNewYork) — An 8-month-old Hopatcong, N.J girl has become the sixth infant in the country to die in a Nap Nanny Recliner.

The child was secured by a belt and was found partly hanging over the side of a Nap Nanny Recliner, trapped between the recliner and a crib bumper.

The girl’s death has prompted the U.S. Consumer and Product Safety Commission to urge parents and caregivers to stop using the Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill Recliners immediately.

As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, the product was pulled from shelves in June, 2013 after 92 incidents, including five infant deaths dating back to 2009.

“This is a product that should be out of homes and we urge all parents to stop using the product,” said U.S. Consumer and Product Safety Commission spokesman Scott Wolfson.

Wolfson said before the recall, 165,000 units had been sold. The danger now comes on the second hand market.

“Don’t sell it at a garage sale. Don’t take it back to a local thrift store. Don’t put it on eBay or Craigslist. Just throw it away,” he said.

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