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Nap Nanny: Read the Directions…

Filed under: Deaths,Parenting,Products,Recalls — Tags: , , — Positronic Dave @ 7:39 pm July 26, 2010

nap nanny sm250 Nap Nanny Recalled After Babys Death

News of the death of a infant whose parents were using the Nap Nanny, has caused a recall of some 30,000 of the infant sleep aids. It however has not prompted a parallel call to properly inform parents of the possible danger if they don’t read a product’s directions, of if they have, to urger them to follow them. Likewise, we have the danger of products made that have not been diligently tested, often due the short-sighted, or short-cut, actions of the manufacturer. Either way we have the unimaginable tragedy of a baby suffocating to death in what was an easily avoidable accident. There’s no punishment that authorities can come up with that will be worse than that which the parents will endure henceforth. There’s no parole from sorrow that big.

Baby Matters, the company that produces the infant sleep pads state clearly in the directions, that the Nap Nanny should never be placed in a crib. That this could result in injury or even death for the child. Even properly strapped in, the infant can cause the bed to flip over, trapping the baby between the foam recliner and the crib bumper. Which is exactly what happened in this instance. And if it were just that, we could chalk this one up on the terrible scoreboard of infant tragedies.

But, to date, this is the 22nd such report that has been received by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The problem lies in the first generation of Nap Nannies. These are the models that lack an D-Ring that secures the straps to the mattress. Even if you have the later version with D-Rings, Nap Nanny strongly suggests you visit their website and review newly posted safety-videos, to contact the company for a free copy of the video at 888-240-4282, 9am-5pm, (EST).

People who have the first version should discontinue use and contact Nap Nanny for information on how to return the models. Nap Nanny will give an $80 discount on a new bed, with no shipping costs. That seems a tad cheap to me, they should just send you a non-lethal version, free. And of course, there is nothing they can do that will make up for the loss of the infants who have died because of the Nap Nanny. Nothing.

Leicester Bryce Stovell

Wow, ain’t no news like the LeBron James news, ’cause the LeBron James news don’t stop. Meet Leicester Bryce Stovell, the man who would be King, or at very least, LeBron James’ father, biologically speaking. And really, what says “I want to prove I’m your father, because I love you!” like taking your son to court for $4 million dollars?Although, to be fair, Leicester Bryce Stovell is also suing Gloria James for the same amount. So, it’s a family thing, I guess.

The 55 year old man claims that James and his mother messed with DNA evidence that, he claims, would have, should have proved his paternity. It’s not about the money, he claims, it’s about clearing his character as an absentee father. Oh, and it’s about fraud, and how he’s been misrepresented, and it’s not at all that LeBron is a wealthy athlete.

The love story goes that Leicester Bryce Stovell had sex without a condom with LeBron James’ mom-to-be, Gloria James in 1984, which was, like, totally consensual even though Stovell was almost 30 and Gloria was half that age. Uhm… Mr. Stovell… that’s not “consensual,”… that’s having sex with a child. Just saying…
Later, Leicester Bryce Stovell recounts, Gloria told him she was pregnant and he said he hoped the boy would grow up to play sports. We’re talking “Dad of the Year” material here, son!

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