More than 2 million baby swings and rockers recalled after the death of a 10-month-old baby

More than 2 million MamaRoo swings and RockaRoo rockers are being recalled following the strangulation death of a 10-month-old baby and a close call involving another child, Thorley Industries and the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Monday. US consumer

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 swings and seesaws sold from January 2010 through August 2022 for between $160 and $250, depending on the warning published by the CPSC.

Another 60,000 MamaRoo swings and 10,000 RockaRoo seesaws were sold in Canada, the agency and the Pennsylvania-based company said.

4moms has received two reports of babies becoming entangled in the strap under an unoccupied MamaRoo infant swing after crawling under the product’s seat. A 10-month-old baby died of suffocation and another 10-month-old suffered bruises to his neck before being rescued by a caregiver, they said.

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Thorley Industries is recalling more than 2 million rocking chairs and baby swings due to the risk of strangulation. Among the products being recalled are MamaRoo’s Model 1037 and RockaRoo’s Model 4M-012, shown above.

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The recall involves 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 recalled RockaRoo rocking chair has the model number 4M-012, which can be found on the bottom.

Families with babies who can crawl should stop using recalled swings and rockers and place them where babies can’t reach them. Those with recalled products can sign up for a free strap holder to prevent straps from extending under the swing when not in use.

“We are deeply saddened by the two incidents that occurred when infants crawled under the seat of unoccupied MamaRoo swings,” said Gary Waters, CEO of 4moms, in an emailed statement. “The free strap lock kit we’ve designed is an easy-to-install solution that we believe will prevent further incidents from occurring,” he added.

You can contact Thorley Industries toll-free at (877) 870-7390 from 8 am to 5 pm ET, Monday through Friday, by email at safetyandrecall@4moms.com, or online at https://www. 4momsrecall.expertinquiry.com or https://www.4moms.com.

tilt safety warning

Monday’s withdrawal comes two months after the CPSC Warns Americans Against Using Baby Rockers to 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 rockers, sliders, pacifiers and swings, for infants to sleep in and should also never leave infants in the products unattended or with bedding due to the risk of suffocation, the agency and the companies.

In May, President Biden signed into law the Safe Sleep for Babies Actprohibiting the manufacture or sale of crib bumper pads and inclined sleeping products bound to hundreds of deaths.

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