More than 2 million baby swings and rockers are recalled after an infant’s death

More than 2 million baby swings and rockers are recalled after an infant’s death

Published August 16, 2022
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4moms is recalling more than 2 million MamaRoo and RockaRoo swings and rockers over entanglement and strangulation hazards posed by the straps that hang down. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission hide caption

“We are deeply saddened by the two incidents that occurred when babies crawled under the seat of unoccupied MamaRoo swings,” 4moms CEO Gary Waters said in a statement emailed to NPR. “After investigating the circumstances behind these two reported incidents, 4moms decided to conduct a voluntary recall in partnership with the CPSC.”

“Consumers with infants who can crawl should immediately stop using the recalled swings and rockers, place them in an area where crawling infants cannot access and register your product immediately to receive a free strap fastener that will prevent the straps from extending under the swing when not in use,” 4moms said in a statement.

The recall covers MamaRoo swings versions 1.0 to 4.0 and all RockaRoo rockers sold between January 2010 and August 2022. Both products were sold at BuyBuy Baby and Target stores, as well as online through Amazon and the 4moms website. A smaller number of these products were also sold in Canada.