PITTSBURGH, Pa. — More than 2 million baby swings and swings are being recalled after a 10-month-old child died after being caught in a strap, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Monday.
4moms of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania recalls approximately 2 million MamaRoo swings and 220,000 RockaRoo rockers. In addition, 60,000 MamaRoo and 10,000 RockaRoo were sold in Canada.
According to the CPSC, “When the swing or rocker chair is not in use, its restraint straps may hang below the seat and non-occupant crawling infants may become entangled in the straps, posing entanglement hazards and strangulation”.
4moms has received two reports of entanglement incidents involving babies getting caught in the strap under the unoccupied MamaRoo infant swing after crawling under the seat.
According to the CPSC, a 10-month-old child died of asphyxiation.
Another 10-month-old child suffered bruising to his neck before being rescued by a carer.
No incidents involving the RockaRoo have been reported.
The MamaRoo is a baby swing that offers multiple movements and speeds. Buttons on the base control movement, speed and sound. The model number is located on the bottom of the device.
This recall only affects MamaRoo models that use a 3-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 5-point harness is not included in this recall.
The RockaRoo is a rocking baby with a back and forth sliding motion. The base has an analog button and a power button to control the rocker’s range of motion. Model number 4M-012 is located on the bottom of the device.
The swings and seesaws were sold at BuyBuy Baby and Target stores nationwide and online at 4moms.com and Amazon from January 2010 through August 2022 for between $160 and $250.
“Consumers with babies who can crawl should immediately stop using the recalled swings and seesaws and place them in an area where crawling babies cannot access. Consumers should contact 4moms immediately to register for a child restraint. free webbing that will prevent the straps from extending under the swing when not in use,” the CPSC said.
For more information, contact 4moms toll-free at 877-870-7390 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at [email protected] or online at https://www.4momsrecall.expertinquiry. com/ or https://www.4moms.com and click on SECURITY & RECALL at the top of the page for more information.
4moms claims to contact all known buyers directly.
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