What's the Problem?
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission , this recall affects about 2 million MamaRoo swings and 220,000 RockaRoo rockers (in addition to about 60,000 MamaRoo and 10,000 RockaRoo sold in Canada).
"When the swing or rocker is not in use, their restraint straps can hang below the seat and non-occupant crawling infants can become entangled in the straps, posing entanglement and strangulation hazards," CPSC said. "4moms 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, including a 10-month-old infant who died from asphyxiation, and a 10-month-old infant who suffered bruising to his neck before being rescued by a caregiver."
The MamaRoo is a baby swing that offers multiple motions and speeds. This recall includes only MamaRoo models that use a 3-point harness: versions 1.0 and 2.0 (model number 4M-005), version 3.0 (model number 1026), and version 4.0 (model number 1037).
The RockaRoo is a baby rocker with front-to-back gliding motion. The base has an analog knob and power button to control the range of motion of the rocker. Model number 4M-012 is located on the bottom of the unit.
The recalled swings and rockers were sold online and at BuyBuy Baby and Target stores nationwide from January 2010 through August 2022 for between $160 and $250.
If you purchased a swing or rocker that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately, place it in an area where crawling infants cannot access it and contact 4moms to register for a free strap fastener that will prevent the straps from extending under the swing when not in use.
This recall began on August 15, 2022.
The CPSC Recall Number for these items is 22-200.
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4moms Class Action Lawsuit
Just 2 weeks after the MamaRoo infant swing was recalled due to a strangulation hazard, a class action lawsuit has been filed against the product's manufacturer Thorley Industries LLC, dba 4moms.
The plaintiffs allege that the recalled MamaRoo and RockaRoo products “have been rendered completely worthless or, at the very least, have been substantially diminished in value,” and those who choose to stop using the devices must now pay for another.
Additionally, Plaintiffs contend that 4moms failed to disclose the strangulation risk, as there is evidence the company was aware of the problem as far back as 2017, placing infants in danger.
The complaint further alleges that 4moms has falsely maintained that the recalled MamaRoos and RockaRoos are safe and appropriate to use and breached this “express warranty” by placing the potentially dangerous products into the stream of commerce.
The class action lawsuit is: Demarzio v. Thorley Industries LLC, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
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