4moms announced that they are recalling more than two million MamaRoo baby swings and 200,000 RockaRoo rockers due to entanglement and strangulation hazards.
According to a spokesperson for 4moms, the popular items have potential hazard when the seat is not in use and the restraint straps below the seat are dangling low. Non-occupant crawling infants can become entangled in the straps, posing as a strangulation hazard.
The affected model numbers include: The MamaRoo Model 4M-005, MamaRoo Model 1026, MamaRoo Model 1037, and RockaRoo Model 4M-012.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released information stating that two reports of entanglement incidents of unoccupied MamaRoo swings have been reported, 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 by a caregiver.
Though there have been no reports of incidents involving the RockaRoo, 4moms encourage consumers to stop use immediately until the seat is repaired.
What Is Being Done About The Recall?
4moms encourage consumers who have crawling infants and own the MamaRoo Baby Swing, versions 1.0 through 4.0 and RockaRoo Baby Rockers to stop immediate use and put the seat in a safe place where it cannot be accessed by small children.
In addition, consumers are urged to order FREE strap fasteners that will be used to secure the dangling straps and would eliminate strangulation risks.
You may order your strap fastener on 4moms website or call the toll-free number at 877-870-7390 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.
4moms notated that the repair kit (strap fasteners) will take approximately 2-4 weeks to arrive and instructional videos are listed on their website was well.
The recall affects consumers in the United States and Canada.