By Richard Kearns
Peg Perego has recalled about 223,000 strollers due to a risk of entrapment and strangulation.
A 6-month-old baby boy from Tarzana, Calif. died of strangulation after his head was trapped between the seat and the tray of hisstroller, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Entrapment and strangulation can occur when an infant is not buckled in properly and slides down through the opening between the stroller tray and seat bottom.
The recall involves two different older versions of the Peg Perego strollers, Venezia and Pliko-P3, which were sold at various retailers nationwide from January 2004 through September 2010. It only involves strollers that have a child tray with one cup holder.
See the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s press release for a full list of the stroller model numbers included in the recall.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact the company for a free repair kit. Do not return the stroller to the retailers as they will not be able to provide the repair kit. For additional information, call Peg Perego at (888) 734-6020 anytime or visit its website.
Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission