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

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

The recall includes 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 rockers sold from January 2010 to August 2022 for between $160 and $250, according to the CPSC’s report.

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

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

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Thorley Industries is recalling more than 2 million baby rocking chairs and swings due to strangulation risks. Among the products under recall are the MamaRoo Model 1037 and RockaRoo Model 4M-012, pictured above.

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The recall affects MamaRoo models that use a three-point seat belt: 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 the model number 4M-012, which can be found on the underside.

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

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

Thorley Industries can be reached toll-free at (877) 870-7390 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday, by email at [email protected], or online at or https://www.4moms .com.

Rocker Switch Safety Alert

Monday’s recall comes two months after the… CPSC warned Americans against using baby rockers for sleep, citing at least 14 deaths related to products made by Fisher-Price and another by Kids2.

Parents and caregivers should never use inclined products — including swings, gliders, pacifiers and swings — to sleep babies, nor should they leave babies unattended or with bedding in the products because of the risk of suffocation, the agency and companies said.

President Biden signed into law in May Safe Sleeping for Babies Actwhich bans the manufacture or sale of padded crib bumpers and angled sleep products associated with hundreds of deaths.

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