More than 2 million infant swings and rockers are being recalled after a 10-month-old died of asphyxiation and another was injured.
The recall includes 4moms’ MamaRoo baby swing models that use a three-point harness — Versions 1.0 and 2.0 (model 4M-005 on the bottom of the unit), version 3.0 (model 1026) and version 4.0 (model 1037). It also includes RockaRoo baby rocker model 4M-012, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The products were sold in the U.S. and Canada at BuyBuy Baby, Target, 4moms.com and Amazon.
The infants who were injured crawled under the swing and became entangled in the strap. One died and another suffered bruising to his neck, according to the recall notice.
Families should stop using the swings and rockers and store them where infants can’t access them. They can contact 4moms to register for a free strap fastener at 877-870-7390, firstname.lastname@example.org or https://www.4momsrecall.expertinquiry.com.
Infants should never sleep in baby swings or rockers. The inclined position could restrict their airway, or they could roll out and suffocate. In May, U.S. lawmakers banned inclined sleepers as well as crib bumpers following years of AAP advocacy.
The AAP recommends infants sleep on their backs on a flat, firm surface with no soft bedding or loose objects. Infants should share a room with their caregiver without sharing a bed.
- AAP policy SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2016 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment,
- Safe to Sleep campaign
- Information for parents from HealthyChildren.org on safe sleep and inclined sleepers and crib bumpers
- Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on sudden unexpected infant death