Popular MamaRoo swings, RockaRoo rockers recalled after child's death

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Millions of the popular MamaRoo swings and RockaRoo rockers have been recalled after a child died.

Millions of the popular MamaRoo swings and RockaRoo rockers have been recalled after a child died.

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The popular MamaRoo swings and RockaRoo rockers from 4moms have been recalled following a child's death.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and other agencies announced the recall Monday afternoon. About two million MamaRoo swings and 220,000 RockaRoo rockers are included in the recall.

The items were sold at Buy BuyBaby stores, Target, Amazon and 4moms.com nationwide between January 2010 and August 2022. 

"When the swing or rocker is not in use, their restraint straps can hang below the seat and non-occupant crawling infants can become entangled in the straps, posing entanglement and strangulation hazards," a press release from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission states.

4moms, a Pittsburgh-based company, has received two reports of incidents involving infants who were caught in the strap under the unoccupied MamaRoo swing after they crawled under it, including a 10-month-old infant who died from asphyxiation, and a 10-month-old infant who suffered bruising to his neck before being rescued.

No incidents involving the RockaRoo have been reported.

The MamaRoo model number is located on the bottom of the unit. Monday's recall includes only 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 press release says.

The MamaRoo model that uses a 5-point harness is not included in this recall. The RockaRoo model number 4M-012 is also located on the bottom of the device. 

The swings and rockers were sold between $160 and $250.

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, the notice advises. 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.

Contact 4moms toll-free at 877-870-7390 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastern Monday through Friday, by email at safetyandrecall@4moms.com or online at 4momsrecall.expertinquiry.com or the 4moms website and click on SAFETY & RECALL at the top of the page for more information. 4moms is contacting all known purchasers directly.