More than 2 million infant swings and rockers recalled after 10-month-old dies

More than 2 million infant swings, rockers recalled

More than 2 million infant swings and rockers recalled


More than 2 million MamaRoo swings and RockaRoo rockers are being recalled after the strangulation loss of life of a 10-month-old and shut name involving one other baby, Thorley Industries and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission introduced Monday.

The recall includes 2 million MamaRoo swings and 220,000 RockaRoo rockers offered by Thorley’s 4moms line at BuyBuy Baby and Target shops nationwide, in addition to on-line at and Amazon. The swings and rockers had been offered from January 2010 by way of August 2022 for between $160 and $250, in line with the notice posted by the CPSC.

Another 60,000 MamaRoo swings and 10,000 RockaRoo rockers had been offered in Canada, the company and Pennsylvania-based company stated.

4moms has acquired two experiences of infants getting entangled within the strap below an unoccupied MamaRoo infant swing after crawling below the product’s seat. One 10-month previous died from asphyxiation and one other 10-month-old child suffered bruising to his neck earlier than being rescued by a caregiver, they stated.

The infant’s loss of life occurred in December 2020, the company informed Consumer Reports. The prior damage occurred in 2018, in line with the CPSC’s incident report

In the report, a mother or father describes their son crawling by way of a space between the swing’s base and seat and getting entangled by the product’s strap. “The strap got so tightly twisted around his neck I had to cut the strap to loosen him. He suffered marks and popped blood vessels all the way around his neck,” the mother or father wrote. “Very scary and is dangerous if anyone has this product and doesn’t realize the straps underneath can do this,” the particular person added. 

“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, stated in an emailed assertion. “The free strap fastener kit we have designed is an easy-to-install solution that we believe will prevent any other incidents from happening,” he added.

Thorley Industries is recalling extra than 2 million infant rockers and swings due to a threat of strangulation. Among the merchandise being recalled is the MamaRoo Model 1037 and RockaRoo Model 4M-012, pictured above.


The recall includes MamaRoo fashions utilizing a three-point harness: variations 1.0 and 2.0 (mannequin quantity 4M-005), model 3.0 (mannequin quantity 1026) and model 4.0 (mannequin quantity 1037). The RockaRoo rocker being recalled has the mannequin quantity 4M-012, which may be discovered on its backside.

Families with infants who can crawl ought to cease utilizing the recalled swings and rockers and put them the place infants cannot attain them. Those with the recalled merchandise can register for a free strap fastener to stop the straps from extending below the swing when not in use.

“While we welcome the recall, these incidents are a somber reminder of what can happen when a common hazard, like a loose strap, goes unnoticed until it’s too late,” Oriene Shin, coverage counsel for product security at Consumer Reports, said on Tuesday in an emailed launch. “Parents trust companies to anticipate hazards and design products that protect their baby from a wide range of scenarios, including those that might not seem very likely.”

Thorley Industries may be reached toll-free at (877) 870-7390 from 8 a.m. to five p.m. Eastern time, Monday by way of Friday; by e mail at [email protected]; or on-line at or

Rocker security warning

Monday’s recall comes two months after the CPSC warned Americans towards utilizing infant rockers for sleep, citing at the least 14 deaths linked to merchandise made by Fisher-Price and one other by Kids2.

Parents and caregivers ought to by no means use inclined merchandise  — together with rockers, gliders, soothers and swings — for infant sleep and must also not go away infants within the merchandise unattended or with bedding materials as a result of threat of suffocation, the company and corporations stated. 

President Biden in May signed into legislation the Safe Sleep for Babies Act, which bans the manufacture or sale of padded crib bumper pads and inclined sleep merchandise linked to a whole lot of deaths. 

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