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Over 2 Million Swings and Rockers Recalled After Infant’s Death

Product recall

More than 2 million infant swings and rockers have been recalled for posing a danger of strangulation after a baby died and another was rescued from entanglement.

According to a report in The New York Times, the recall involved MamaRoo swings and RockaRoo rockers made by the company 4moms. The restraint straps in these swings and rockers hang below the seat while not in use, creating the possibility that crawling infants could get stuck in them.

Details of the MamaRoo Swings and RockaRoo Rockers Recall

The company 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. A 10-month-old died from asphyxiation and another 10-month-old baby suffered bruising to his neck before being rescued by a caregiver, according to a report released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Consumers with crawling infants have been advised to stop using these recalled products and to place them where children cannot access them. The company is offering consumers a free strap fastener that holds the straps when they are not in use to eliminate the concern.

Two million of the MamaRoo swings and about 220,000 RockaRoo rockers have been sold in the U.S. The MamaRoo is a swing with different motions, speeds, and sounds. The RockaRoo is a rocker with a front-to-back gliding motion. Both lines of products were sold at BuyBuy Baby and Target stores, as well as online on Amazon and the 4moms website. The rockers were sold between January 2010 and August 2022 for $160 to $250.

Product Liability Issues

There are many types of defective products that can harm infants and toddlers. For example, poorly designed and manufactured cribs, rockers, or bassinets could result in preventable fatalities every year. Defective sling carriers and car seats can be extremely dangerous as well.

Companies and product manufacturers have a responsibility to make products that are safe for consumers. If a dangerous product has injured your child, it is important that you understand your legal rights and options. Manufacturers of defective products can be held financially responsible for the injuries, damages, and losses their products cause. An experienced product defect lawyer can provide you with more information about pursuing your legal rights.



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