4moms Recalls More Than 2 Million Swings and Rockers After Infant Death

4moms is offering consumers a free strap fastener for certain MamaRoo swings and RockaRoo rockers after at least two crawling infants became entangled in the straps and one died.

MamaRoo Recall
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The death of a 10-month-old baby has prompted 4moms to recall more than 2 million infant swings and rockers due to strangulation risks, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Monday, August 15, 2022.

The two products, the MamaRoo swings and RockaRoo rockers, have restraint straps. According to the CPSC report, "When the swing or rocker is not in use, their restraint straps can dangle below the seat, and non-occupant crawling infants can become entangled in the straps, posing a strangulation hazard."

A release by the safety commission noted that the 10-month-old who died crawled under the seat of the unoccupied MamaRoo, became entangled in the strap, and died of asphyxiation. Another 10-month-old also became trapped in the strap and sustained neck bruises before being rescued by a caregiver. There have not been any incidents involving the RockaRoo.

The MamaRoo swings feature different motions, speeds, and sounds. The RockaRoo is a rocker that glides front to back.

The recall involves 2 million MamaRoo swings and 220,000 RockaRoo rockers in the U.S. and an additional 60,000 MamaRoo swings and 10,000 RockaRoo rockers sold in Canada. It is for MamaRoo versions 1.0 and 2.0 (Model 4M-005), version 3.0 (Model 1026), and version 4.0 (Model 1037). The RockaRoo recall is for Model 4M-012. These products have three-point harnesses and were sold at BuyBuy Baby, Target, Amazon, and the 4moms website between January 2010 and August 2022 for $160 to $250.

The recall does not include the newest MamaRoo swing (Model 1046), which came out in July with a newly redesigned strap. Consumers can find the product model number at the bottom of the swing or rocker.

4moms is offering consumers with recalled products a free strap fastener to hold straps when the product is not in use to prevent them from dangling. Consumers are also advised to stop using recalled products and put them out of reach when an infant begins crawling.

Gary Waters, 4moms' chief executive, wrote that he was "deeply saddened by the two incidents" in an emailed statement.

"We take consumer feedback very seriously and work closely with our product development and engineering teams to continuously improve our line of baby gear products to meet the needs of our parents and their families," Amie Ley Stanton, a spokeswoman for 4moms, wrote in an email.

For more information, customers can contact 4moms at 877-870-7390 or at safetyandrecall@4moms.com. The company said it would contact all known purchasers directly.

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