More than 2 million MamaRoo swings and RockaRoo rockers are being recalled following the choking death of a 10-month-old and a close call involving another child, Thorley Industries and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Monday.
The recall involves 2 million MamaRoo swings and 220,000 RockaRoo rockers sold by Thorley’s 4moms line at BuyBuy Baby and Target stores nationwide, as well as online at 4moms.com and Amazon. The pads and rockers were sold from January 2010 to August 2022 for between $160 and $250, according to the notice posted by the CPSC.
Another 60,000 MamaRoo swings and 10,000 RockaRoo rockers were sold in Canada, the agency and the Pennsylvania-based company said.
4moms has received two reports of infants becoming entangled in the strap under a free MamaRoo infant swing after crawling under the product̵[ads1]7;s seat. A 10-month-old died of suffocation and another 10-month-old baby suffered a bruised neck before being rescued by a caregiver, they said.
The recall involves MamaRoo models using a three-point harness: version 1.0 and 2.0 (model number 4M-005), version 3.0 (model number 1026) and version 4.0 (model number 1037). The RockaRoo rocker being recalled has the model number 4M-012, which you can find on the bottom.
Families with infants who can crawl should stop using the recalled swings and bouncers and place them where babies cannot reach them. Those with the recalled products can sign up for a free strap attachment to prevent the straps from stretching under the swing when not in use.
“We are deeply saddened by the two incidents that occurred when babies crawled under the seat of unoccupied MamaRoo recalls,” Gary Waters, CEO of 4moms, said in an emailed statement. “The free fixing kit we designed is an easy-to-install solution that we believe will prevent other incidents from happening,” he added.
Thorley Industries can be reached toll-free at (877) 870-7390 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday, by email at email@example.com, or online at https://www.4momsrecall.expertinquiry.com or https: //www.4moms.com.
Tilt safety warning
Monday’s recall comes two months laterfor sleep, citing at least 14 deaths linked to products made by Fisher-Price and another by Kids2.
Parents and caregivers should never use reclining products — including rockers, gliders, pacifiers and swings — for infant sleep and should also not leave babies in the products unattended or with bedding because of the suffocation risk, the agency and companies said.
President Biden signed the law in Maywhich bans the manufacture or sale of padded crib bumpers and inclined sleep products linked to hundreds of deaths.