The Australian Competition Consumer Commission is warning parents about the recall of the Nap Nanny infant recliner.
Although there have been no reported incidents in Australia, the infant recliner has been involved in five deaths and more than 70 injuries in the US.
The deaths and injuries were from falls, entrapment or strangulation.
“If you have the Nap Nanny infant recliner, I urge you to stop using it immediately. Contact the supplier to seek a refund and return the product,” ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said.
The Nap Nanny Chill Portable Recliner is designed for babies to rest or sleep in, and comes in Minky Blue, Minky Pink and Minky Sage colour schemes.
All Nap Nanny recliners have been recalled in the US, including Generation One, Generation Two and Chill models.
The recliners were sold in Australia by online store Fishpond (fishpond.com.au), but no longer appear in their store listing.
“The ACCC is aware of only a few of these products being sold in Australia and those customers have been contacted by the seller,” Ms Rickard said.
“However, we are concerned that consumers have purchased them directly from overseas-based websites and are unaware of the recall.”
Parents who bought the Nap Nanny from Fishpond are advised to stop using the product immediately, and to contact the company for a full return and product return.
Visit the ACCC website to see the product recall notice, and to stay informed of other recalls.