The straps on both products pose a strangulation hazard
Both the MamaRoo swing and RockaRoo rocker are being recalled because the restraint straps can pose an entanglement and strangulation risk when not in use. The recall comes after 4moms received two reports of 10-month-olds who crawled under the seat and became entangled in the dangling strap. Unfortunately, one incident resulted in death.
“We are deeply saddened by the two incidents that occurred when babies crawled under the seat of unoccupied MamaRoo swings,” Gary Waters, CEO of 4moms, said in an emailed statement. “The free strap fastener kit we have designed is an easy-to-install solution that we believe will prevent any other incidents from happening.”
Four models of the MamaRoo are subject to the recall, which only includes those 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) have all been included. To determine if your model is included in the recall, locate the model number on the bottom of the unit.
The most recent MamaRoo swing (Model 1046), which has a five point harness and was launched in July, is not included in the recall.
The RockaRoo has just one model recalled, number 4M-012. Both the swings and rocker were sold at BuyBuy Baby, Target, 4moms.com and Amazon from Jan. 2010 through Aug. 2022 for $160 to $250.
If you have one of the recalled products, stop using them immediately if you have an infant who is already crawling and store it in a safe place. Parents can contact 4moms toll-free at 877-870-7390 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or by email at email@example.com to register for a free strap fastener that will keep the straps from posing a hazard.