Baby rocker recalled after death incident; over 2 million units affected

Baby rocker recalled after death incident; over 2 million units affected
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled over 2 million MamaRoo rockers after a design flaw resulted in one child’s death.

The CPSC said about two million MamaRoo swings and 220,000 RockaRoo rockers were recalled in the U.S. and Canada.

Officials say when the swing or rocker is not in use, its restraint straps can hang below the seat and crawling infants can become entangled in the straps.

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Manufacturer 4moms says they received two reports of entanglement incidents regarding infants who got caught in the straps; one of which being a 10-month-old infant who died from asphyxiation.

This recall includes only MamaRoo models that use a 3-point harness: version 1.0 and 2.0 (model number 4M-005), version 3.0 (model number 1026), and version 4.0 (model number 1037).

Consumers with infants who can crawl should immediately stop using the recalled swings and rockers, place them in an area where crawling infants cannot access and contact 4moms immediately to register for a free strap fastener that will prevent the straps from extending under the swing when not in use.

The swings and rockers previously sold at BuyBuy Baby, Target stores nationwide, online at 4moms.com, and Amazon from January 2010 through August 2022 for between $160 and $250.