More than 2 million baby swings have been recalled for “tangle and strangulation hazards” after one child died and another was injured.
According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the 4moms MamaRoo Baby Swing and RockaRoo Baby Rocker were recalled Monday because the dangling restraint strap poses a choking hazard to crawling babies.
CPSC said in a statement, “When the swing or rocker is not in use, their restraint straps can hang under the seat and non-occupied crawlers can become entangled in the infant straps, posing a risk of tangling and strangulation.” could.”
4moms received two reports of entanglement involving babies caught in straps after crawling under a Mamaru baby swing.
A 10-month-old infant died of suffocation, while another 10-month-old suffered a neck injury before being rescued by a caregiver. According to the CPSC, no incidents involving Rockaroo have been recorded.
4moms CEO Gary Waters said he was “deeply saddened” by the two incidents and voluntarily recalled with the CPSC after investigating the accidents.
“Families trust our company when they choose to bring our products into their homes,” he said in a statement. newsweek, “That’s why we take every precaution and extra effort to ensure that our baby gear products not only meet but exceed all applicable safety standards.”
The CPSC said consumers should “immediately stop using recalled swings and rockers,” place them in an area out of reach for crawling babies, and call 4moms to order a free strap fastener. which will prevent the straps from spreading under the swing when not in use.
The Free Strap Fastener Kit was designed by 4moms as an “easy-to-install solution” that the company believes will prevent any further incidents from happening. Waters added that the company “strongly urges our consumers, retailers and reseller partners to implement a strap fastener solution to ensure the complete safety of our products.”
“We will continue to hold ourselves to the highest quality and safety standards so that parents feel safe, secure, and confident in their decision to make 4 moms feel comfortable to support their family,” he said. newsweek,
The Pittsburgh-based company is recalling approximately 2,060,000 Mamaru swings and 230,000 Rokaru rockers in the US and Canada.
Models under recall include Mamaru Swing versions 1.0 to 4.0 with 3-point harnesses, including models 4M-005, 1026 and 1037, and RockaRoo models 4M-012. The Mamaru Model 1046 with a 5-Point Harness is not being retracted.
The model number is located on the bottom of the unit for the Mamaru and Rokaru models, according to 4moms.
It’s also important to note that the new model of the Mamaru Swing (Model #1046) that was launched in July is not included in this recall because it features a redesigned harness and strap configuration.
The swing has buttons at the base to control a number of tempo, tempo, and sounds. The Rockaroo is a baby rocker with a front to back gliding motion. The base has an analog knob and a power button to control the range of motion of the rocker.
According to the CPSC, 4moms is in direct contact with all known buyers. Additionally, consumers can call 4moms toll-free at 877-870-7390 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., by email at [email protected] or online at www.4momsrecall.expertinquiry.com or www.4moms.com You can call. ,