On August 15, 2022, 4moms recalled more than two (2) million MamaRoo swings and 220,000 RockaRoo rockers to due entanglement and strangulation hazards. When the MamaRoo Baby Swing or RockaRoo Baby Rocker is not in use, their restraint traps can hang below the seat and non-occupant crawling infants can become entangled in the straps, posing entanglement and strangulation hazards. To date, 4moms has received two (2) reports of incidents wherein infants became caught in the strap under the unoccupied MamaRoo infant swing after they crawled under it. A 10-month-old infant died from asphyxiation after they became entangled in the straps under the MamaRoo, while another 10-month-old infant suffered bruising to his neck before he was fortunately rescued by his caregiver.
The company has advised consumers with infants who can crawl to immediately stop using the MamaRoo swings and RockaRoo rockers, place them in an inaccessible area and contact 4moms immediately to register for a free strap fastener that will prevent the straps from extending under the swing when not in use. The affected model numbers are MamaRoo Models: 4M-005, 1026, 1037, and Rockaodel: 4M-012. The model numbers are located on the bottom of the unit for both models. The swings and rockers were sold at BuyBuy Baby and Target stores nationwide and online at 4moms.com and Amazon from January 2010 through August 2022 for between $160 and $250. If you or a loved one have been injured or killed by a defective product, the experienced trial lawyers at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner are ready, willing, and able to fight for you and your family to obtain the compensation you deserve.