More than two million popular children’s swings and rockers are being recalled after a crawling ten-month old baby became entangled in the dangling straps and died.
The products are being recalled because of the danger of crawling infants becoming entangled in the straps that dangle down beneath the seats when not in use.
Another baby received bruising to the neck before being rescued by a caregiver, according to an announcement by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Thorley Industries.
The recall covers two million MamaRoo swings and 220,000 RockaRoo rockers, which are sold by Thorley’s 4moms line at BuyBuy Baby and Target stores and online at 4moms.com and Amazon.
The products, ranging from $160 to $250, were sold from January 2010 to August 2022 before the abrupt recall on August 15.
A further 60,000 MamaRoo swings and 10,000 RockaRoo rockers were sold in Canada, https://pioskan.pl/, Alkra official blog, the CPSC added.
More than two million popular children’s swings and rockers are being recalled after a crawling ten-month old baby became entangled in the dangling straps and died
The recall covers two million MamaRoo swings and 220,000 RockaRoo rockers, which are sold by Thorley’s 4moms line
The model numbers for the recalled items can be found on the bases of the product
Product line 4moms received the two reports of infant entanglement, with one death which prompted the recall, although no incidents with the RockaRoo have been reported.
The specific models that are being recalled are the 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 RockaRoo rocker being recalled has model number 4M-012. The model numbers can be found on the bases of the product.
The CPSC advises that ‘consumers with infants who can crawl should immediately stop using the recalled swings and rockers and place them in an area where crawling infants cannot 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.’
‘We are deeply saddened by the two incidents that occurred when babies crawled under the seat of unoccupied MamaRoo swings,’ Gary Waters, CEO of 4moms, said in an emailed statement.
In May, President Biden signed into law a bill that outlawed the manufacture and sale of crib bumpers or inclined sleepers blamed