Beleaguered infant sleep device maker faces new hurdles from feds, major vendors.
- Bob Byrne
Friday, December 28, 2012
Berwyn-based Nap Nanny is facing more troubles in the wake of a contested federal government campaign to get the baby recliner product off store shelves. The company has been locked in a back and forth tug of war with the Consumer Product Safety Commission over the nap nanny recliner in the wake of five deaths that have been linked to the infant recliner. The company's owner and founder, Leslie Gudel says the problems arise not from the product, but from users failing to follow instructions. She is fighting the CPSC's stop-selling order against the company. You can read the background of the new developments in an article posted on TE Patch on December 7. Now the CPSC has issued a press release announcing a voluntary recall by four of the…
The Nap Nanny is designed to help babies sleep but it's been linked to five infant deaths. Now the inventor is firing back.
Don't blame her product, blame the people who fail to read the directions and use her product properly. That's the upshot of a statement issued Thursday by Leslie Gudel, inventor and owner of the Nap Nanny. The device is a contoured baby-holding device designed to make infants more comfortable and more able to sleep. It has now been linked to five deaths and the Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a stop-selling order against the company. Gudel, the local mom and Comcast sports reporter who invented the device issued a statement on the company's website saying that she has been working closely with CPSC and this stop-selling order caught her by surprise. In the statement, which can be found in full on the nap nanny website, Gudel…