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Why 4moms Is Recalling MamaRoo and RockaRoo Infant Swings and Rockers

The popular products are being recalled due to a strangulation hazard. Here’s how to remedy the safety issue without throwing out your MammaRoo or RockaRoo.
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August 15, 2022
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4moms has issued a voluntary recall of more than 2 million MamaRoo and RockaRoo infant swings and rockers after a 10-month-old died due to a strangulation hazard on the device.

Why are the products being recalled?

4moms has identified an issue with its restraint straps which can hang loose below the seat when the swing or rocker isn’t in use. Crawling infants can become entangled in the straps, posing entanglement and strangulation hazards.

4moms has received two reports of entanglement incidents involving infants who became caught in the strap after they crawled under the seat of an unoccupied MamaRoo infant swing. A 10-month-old infant died from asphyxiation, and a 10-month-old infant suffered bruising to his neck before being rescued by a caregiver.

How do I know if my product is affected by the recall?

4moms notes that the recall only affects previous versions of the MamaRoo with a three-point harness. You can see what specific model numbers are recalled and how to find your model number on the 4moms website.

The new MamaRoo that was just launched in mid-July with a redesigned five-point harness is not included in this recall.

What should I do if my product is recalled?

The good news is parents won’t have to throw away their recalled MamaRoos or RockaRoos. 4moms has developed a new strap fastener that will prevent the straps from dangling below the seat.

If your baby is already crawling 4moms recommends you immediately put away the rocker or swing in a safe area until your strap fastener arrives. Even if your baby isn’t crawling yet, 4moms strongly recommends everyone who owns an affected unit order a free strap fastener online at 4moms.com.

You can find more information about the recall on 4moms’ recall FAQ page.

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