More than 2 million MamaRoo swings and RockaRoo seesaws are being recalled after the strangulation death of a 10-month-old child and a close call involving another child, Thorley Industries and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Monday.
The recall affects 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. Swings and swings were sold from January 2010 to August 2022 for between $160 and $250, according to the to remark published by CPSC.
Another 60,000 MamaRoo swings and 10,000 RockaRoo swings have been sold in Canada, the agency and the Pennsylvania-based company said.
4moms has received two reports of babies entangled in the strap under an unoccupied MamaRoo infant swing after crawling under the product seat. A 10-month-old child died of asphyxiation and another 10-month-old suffered bruising to his neck before being rescued by a caregiver, they said.
The recall affects MamaRoo models using a three-point harness: versions 1.0 and 2.0 (model number 4M-005), version 3.0 (model number 1026) and version 4.0 (model number 1037). The recalled RockaRoo rocker has model number 4M-012, which is located on its bottom.
Families whose babies can crawl should stop using the recalled swings and swings and place them where babies cannot reach them. Those who own the recalled products can sign up for a free webbing clip to prevent the webbing from extending under the swing when not in use.
“We are deeply saddened by the two incidents that occurred when infants slid under the seat of unoccupied MamaRoo swings,” Gary Waters, CEO of 4moms, said in an emailed statement. “The free strap fixing kit we have designed is an easy to install solution which we believe will prevent any further mishaps from occurring,” he added.
Thorley Industries can be reached toll-free at (877) 870-7390 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at https://www. 4momsrecall.expertinquiry.com or https://www.4moms.com.
Rocker arm safety warning
Monday’s recall comes two months after the The CPSC has warned Americans against using baby rockers for sleep, citing at least 14 deaths linked to products made by Fisher-Price and another by Kids2.
Parents and caregivers should never use tilted products – including seesaws, gliders, pacifiers and swings – for infants to sleep in, nor should they leave babies in products unattended or with equipment bedding due to the risk of suffocation, the agency and the companies said.
President Biden signed into law in May Safe Baby Sleep Actwhich prohibits the manufacture or sale of padded bumper pillows and reclined sleeping products related to hundreds of deaths.