The manufacturer of swings and rockers made for infants has recalled more than two million of its products following reports of entanglement and strangulation. The company, 4moms, announced the recall of MamaRoo swings and RockaRoo rockers through the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on August 15.
The recall affects more than two million MamaRoo swings sold and 220,000 Rockaroo rockers. The rockers and swings were sold at Buy Buy Baby, Target, Amazon.com, and the 4moms website for $160 to $250. The recall includes products sold between January 2010 and August 2022.
According to the recall, children who can crawl are at risk of becoming entangled with a strap that hangs below the seat. One child suffered bruising to their neck and had to be rescued by a caregiver; another, a 10-month-old, died from asphyxiation after strangling on the hanging strap.
The recall advises that parents who own either a MamaRoo or RockaRoo with infants who are able to crawl move the chair to a location where it cannot be accessed by the child.
Customers can contact 4moms for a fastener to be provided free of cost, which will prevent the strap from hanging dangerously off the seat base.
RockaRoo, MamaRoo Class Action Lawsuit
Following the announcement of the recall, a pair of consumers filed a class action lawsuit alleging the manufacturers of the RockaRoo and MamaRoo swings had violated consumer protection laws, among other offenses.
The lawsuit alleges 4moms should have been aware of the risk of injury or death since at least 2018, when the first report of that kind was submitted to the company. The lawsuit, which would affect all customers who bought the recalled devices from January 2010 through August 2022, alleges the risks associated with using RockaRoo or MamaRoo mean the products are “completely worthless, or at the very least, have been substantially diminished in value.”
Class actions are typically intended to address people who have suffered the same economic damages, rather than personal injuries, because no two people are affected by their injury in the same way. In addition, product liability class action lawsuits typically result in far lower settlements, and at Johnson//Becker, PLLC our goal is to maximize compensation for our clients.
If your damages include injuries and not simply financial loss, your economic interests are far better served retaining Johnson//Becker as an individual rather than joining a class action case.
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