US Consumer Agency Goes After Baby Furniture Maker

Claims foam rubber recliners contributed to deaths of five infants


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission filed an administrative complaint on Wednesday against a Pennsylvania company over baby recliners which the CPSC said were involved in five infant deaths.

The commission said in a statement it decided to lodge the complaint against Baby Matters LLC, of Berwyn, Pennsylvania, the maker of Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill recliners.

The complaint alleges that the foam-rubber recliners have defects in "design, warnings and instructions, which pose a substantial risk of injury and death to infants," it said.