Peg Perego Stroller Recall
Peg Perego USA and the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced that Peg Perego is recalling about 223,000 baby strollers made between January 2004 and September 2007 because of the threat of entrapment and strangulation.
A 6-month-old boy fromTarzana,California, died of strangulation after his head was trapped between the seat and the tray of one of the strollers, and a 7-month-old girl from New York nearly strangled in a similar incident, the company and the CPSC said in a statement.
Peg Perego USA, a unit of Italian company Peg Perego, is recalling two different older versions of its Venezia and Pliko-P3 strollers, according to the statement.
“Entrapment and strangulation can occur, especially to infants younger than 12 months of age, when a child is not harnessed,” the statement said.
The strollers were manufactured in Italy before a January 2008 voluntary industry standard that requires larger openings that prevent entrapment and strangulation hazards. Only strollers that have a child tray with one cup holder are part of the recall, the statement said.
Certain Venezia and Pliko-P3 stroller models are included in this recall. The model number is printed on a white label on the back of the Pliko P-3’s stroller seat and on the Venezia stroller’s footboard.
For a list of the Pliko and Venezia stroller model numbers included in this recall and for more information visit http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12232.html
NOTE: When using a stroller, parents and caregivers are encouraged to always secure children by using the safety harness and never leave them unattended. To learn more about the importance of stroller safety click here: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5096.pdf
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