After one death, 4moms recalls more than 2 million MamaRoo and RockaRoo infant swings and rockers due to entanglement and strangulation risks
About two million MamaRoo swings and 220,000 RockaRoo rockers are being recalled in the United States, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Thorley Industries, doing business as 4moms, announced Monday. In addition, 60,000 MamaRoo and 10,000 RockaRoo were sold in Canada.
When the swing or rocker isn’t in use, their restraint straps can hang below the seat and crawling infants can become entangled in the straps, posing entanglement and strangulation risks.
4moms has received two reports of entanglement incidents involving infants who became caught in the strap under the unoccupied MamaRoo infant swing after they crawled under the seat, including a 10-month-old infant who died from asphyxiation and a 10-month-old infant who suffered bruising to his neck before being rescued by a caregiver.
No incidents involving the RockaRoo have been reported.
The MamaRoo is a baby swing that offers many motions and speeds. Buttons on the base control the motion, speed, and sound. The model number is located on the bottom of the unit.
This recall includes only MamaRoo models that use 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 MamaRoo model that uses a five-point harness isn’t included in this recall.
The RockaRoo is a baby rocker with front to back gliding motion. The base has an analog knob and power button to control the range of motion of the rocker. The model number 4M-012 is located on the bottom of the unit.
The swings and rockers were sold at BuyBuy Baby and Target stores nationwide and online at 4moms.com and Amazon from January 2010 through August 2022. The cost was between $160 and $250.
Consumers with infants who crawl should immediately stop using the recalled swings and rockers and place them in an area crawling infants can’t access. Consumers should contact 4moms immediately to register for a free strap fastener that will prevent the straps from extending under the swing when not in use.
For more information, contact 4moms at 877-870-7390 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://www.4momsrecall.expertinquiry.com/ or https://www.4moms.com and click on “SAFETY & RECALL” at the top of the page. 4moms is contacting all known purchasers directly.