Thorley Industries and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Monday that more than 2 million MamaRoo swings and RockaRoo rockers are being recalled following the drowning death of a 10-month-old child.
The recall covers 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. Swings and rockers were sold between January 2010 and August 2022 for between $160 and $250. warning Published by CPSC.
Another 60,000 MamaRoo swings and 10,000 RockaRoo rockers have been sold in Canada, the agency and the Pennsylvania-based company said.
4moms has received two reports of babies getting caught in the strap underneath the empty MamaRoo baby swing after crawling under the product’s seat. They said a 10-month-old died of suffocation, while another 10-month-old suffered bruises on her neck before being rescued by a caregiver.
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 rocker has the model number 4M-012, which can be found below.
Families with babies who can crawl should stop using the recalled swings and rockers and put them out of reach of babies. Owners of the recalled products can sign up for a free belt tensioner to prevent the belts from stretching under the swingarm when not in use.
“We are deeply saddened by two incidents of babies crawling under the seat of empty MamaRoo swings,” 4moms CEO Gary Waters said in an emailed statement. “The free belt tensioner kit we designed is an easy-to-install solution that we believe will prevent any further incidents,” he said.
Contact Thorley Industries at (877) 870-7390, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, by email at email@example.com or at https://www.4momsrecall.expertinquiry .com can be contacted online. or https://www.4moms.com.
Rocker safety alert
Monday’s recall comes two months later The CPSC has warned Americans not to use baby rockers for sleep, citing at least 14 deaths linked to products manufactured by Fisher-Price and other Kids2.
The agency and companies said parents and caregivers should never use inclined baby sleep products, including rockers, gliders, pacifiers and swings, and should never leave babies unattended in products or with bedding because of the risk of suffocation.
President Biden signed the law into law in May Safe Sleep for Babies Actwhich prohibits the manufacture or sale of padded crib bumper pillows and prone sleep products is connected to hundreds of deaths.
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