Dangerous baby cradles recalled in the US: several children were injured, one infant died
According to a statement released Aug. 15 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), millions of baby swings and 4moms swings have been recalled that pose a risk of choking or other injury to babies. CNN.
4moms, which makes goods for young children, has recalled its MamaRoo Baby swing - versions 1.0 to 4.0 - and RockaRoo Baby Rockers.
“When a swing or rocking chair is not in use, its restraint straps can dangle under the seat, and crawling babies not in them can become tangled in the straps, creating a strangulation hazard,” it said. CPSC.
According to CPSC, the recall affects 2 million MamaRoo swings and 220 RockaRoo swings. CPSC also indicated that 000 MamaRoo swings and 60 RockaRoo swings were sold in Canada.
“4moms has received two reports of infants becoming tangled in a harness under an unoccupied MamaRoo swing after crawling under a seat, including a 10-month-old infant who died of suffocation and a 10-month-old infant who received a bruise on his neck before how the nurse saved him,” the CPSC and 4moms said in a statement. "There have been no incidents involving RockaRoo."
A statement from 4moms and CPSC recommends "Immediately stop using the recalled swings and rocking chairs, place them in a place where crawling babies cannot access, and contact 4moms immediately to register a free belt buckle that will prevent the belts from slipping off."
A number of recent reviews involved children's swings and rocking chairs. Kids II rocking cribs have been linked to five infant deaths, and Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play sleeper cribs have been linked to over 30 infant deaths in 10 years.
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