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Report Summary

Consumer's 10 MOM son was entrapped between the base and frame of swing seat. Straps to hold the baby in the seat connect from the base and go up into the seat. Son crawled into this space and he almost suffocated. Strap had to be cut to loosen him. Neck showed strangulation.

Product Details
  • Product Description: Infant seat (mamaroo) by 4moms. The seat is used as a swing for babies up to 6 months. My son crawled through the open space underneath it, was not using product at the time. The seat was in my living as most baby equipment is.
  • Manufacturer/Importer/Private Labeler Name: Thorley Industries LLC DBA 4moms
  • Brand Name: 4moms
  • Model Name or Number:
  • Serial Number: AR0196269
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  • SKU#:
  • Date Manufactured:
  • Retailer: Babys r us
  • Retailer State: New York
  • Purchase Date: 5/18/2016
  • Product Category: Baby
  • Product Type: Nursery Equipment & Supplies
  • Product Code: Portable Baby Swings (For Home Use) (1553)
Associated Recall
Incident Details
  • Incident Description: There is a space on this product between the base and the seat itself. The straps to hold the baby in the seat connect from the base and go up into the seat. My son crawled through this space and got straggled and the strap got so tightly twisted around his neck I had to cut the strap to loosen him. He suffered marks and popped blood vessels all the way around his neck ( as anyone would get if they hung themselves). He also had popped blood vessels around his eyes, also a cause from being strangled. I have pictures. Very scary and is dangerous if anyone has this product and doesn't realize the straps underneath can do this.
  • Incident Date: 8/2/2018
  • Incident Location: Home/Apartment/Condominium
Victims Involved
  • Injury Information: Injury - First Aid Received by Non-Medical Professional
  • My Relationship to the Victim: My Child
  • Gender: Male
  • Victim's Age When Incident Occurred: 10 months
Comments from the Manufacturer/Private Labeler
Additional Details
  • Submitter has product?: No
  • Product was damaged before incident?: No
  • Product was modified before incident?: No
  • If yes to any, explanation: I emailed the company right after it happened. They did contact me to explain the incident and offered me credit
  • Have you contacted the manufacturer?: Yes
  • If Not, Do you plan to?:
  • Report Number: 20180806-E73D5-2147386351
  • Report Date: 8/6/2018
  • Sent to Manufacturer/Importer/Private Labeler: 8/14/2018
  • Report First Publication Date: 8/28/2018
  • Category of Submitter: Consumer