Baby swings and rockers – subjects of a recall in America

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4moms Pennsylvania-based baby products company issued a recall of its MamaRoo Baby Swing, versions 1.0 through 4.0, and RockaRoo Baby Rockers.This occurs after a 10-month-old infant died from asphyxiation, and a 10-month-old infant suffered bruising to his neck. The tragedies were produced by fact that when the swing or rocker is not in use, their restraint straps can dangle below the seat and non-occupant crawling infants can become entangled in the straps, posing a strangulation hazard. The RockaRoo is a baby rocker with front to back gliding motion.The products were sold nationwide at BuyBuy Baby and Target stores from January 2010 through August 2022. The recall affects 2 million MamaRoo swings and 220,000 RockaRoo rockers.

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Only products with three-point harnesses are included in the recall.There is a warning after 60,000 MamaRoo swings and 10,000 RockaRoo rockers were sold in Canada. The remedy is a repair action. 4moms and the CPSC recommends those who have the products “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.