4moms, of Pittsburgh, Pa, is recalling about 2.3 million 4moms MamaRoo Baby Swings, versions 1.0 through 4.0, and RockaRoo Baby Rockers sold in the U.S. and Canada.
When the swing or rocker is not in use, the restraint straps can dangle below the seat. Non-occupant crawling infants could become tangled in the straps, posing a strangulation hazard.
The firm has received two reports of entanglement incidents involving infants who became caught in the strap under the unoccupied MamaRoo infant swing after they crawled under the seat. These incidents include a 10-month-old child who died from asphyxiation and a 10-month-old who suffered bruising to his neck before being rescued by a caregiver.
No incidents involving the RockaRoo have been reported.
The MamaRoo is a baby swing that offers multiple motions and speeds. Buttons on the base of the product control the motion, speed, and sound. The model number is located on the bottom of the unit.
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). The MamaRoo model that uses a 5-point harness is not included in this recall.
The RockaRoo is a baby rocker with a front-to-back gliding motion. The base has an analog knob and power button to control the range of motion of the rocker. The model number 4M-012 is located on the bottom of the unit.
The swings and rockers were sold at BuyBuy Baby and Target stores nationwide and online at 4moms.com and Amazon from January 2010, through August 2022, for between $160 and $250.
What to do
Consumers with infants who can crawl should immediately stop using the recalled swings and rockers, place them in an area that 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.
Consumers may contact 4moms toll-free at (877) 870-7390 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at email@example.com, or online for more information.
4moms is contacting all known purchasers directly.