TV Anchor And ‘Nap Nanny’ Inventor Defends Infant Recliner
By Hadas Kuznits
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The invention of a Comcast Sportsnet anchor, created to help babies sleep, is now under fire by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Scott Wolfson, spokesperson for the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, says CPSC is filing a lawsuit against Baby Matters, the company responsible for manufacturing a product called the Nap Nanny, “because they have not agreed to an adequate corrective action program to keep children safe.” (See related post: CPSC Warning About Dangerous Infant Recliners.)
But Leslie Gudel, a CSN anchor who also happens to be the founder and owner of Nap Nanny says they have taken measures to keep children safe.
“We worked with the CPSC in the summer of 2010,” says Gudel. “We had a recall for warnings in instructions on the Generation 2 product and moved a warning label to the bucket of the seat so it was visible at all times. We also worked towards our next product, which was the Nap Nanny Chill and we made adjustments to that product that were vetted through with the CPSC.”
Wolfson would not elaborate as to specifically what stronger action he expected the company to take.
Reporter: “I’m not sure what you mean by stronger action.”
Wolfson: “Yeah, and there’s certain things that I cannot say.”
Gudel says her company went out of business last month due to the legal issues surrounding this matter.