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

More than 2 million MamaRoo swings and RockaRoo rockers are being recalled after the strangulation dying 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 entails 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 4moms.com and Amazon. The swings and rockers had been offered from January 2010 by August 2022 for between $160 and $250, in response to 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 obtained two studies of infants getting entangled within the strap below an unoccupied MamaRoo infant swing after crawling below the product’s seat. One 10-month outdated died from asphyxiation and one other 10-month-old child suffered bruising to his neck earlier than being rescued by a caregiver, they stated.

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

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The recall entails 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 might 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.

Thorley Industries might be reached toll-free at (877) 870-7390 from 8 a.m. to five p.m. Eastern time Monday by Friday, by electronic mail at [email protected], or on-line at https://www.4momsrecall.expertinquiry.com or https://www.4moms.com.

Rocker security warning

Monday’s recall comes two months after the CPSC warned Americans in opposition to utilizing infant rockers for sleep, citing no less than 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 also needs to not go away infants within the merchandise unattended or with bedding materials as a result of danger 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 tons of of deaths. 

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