Peg Perego brand strollers recalled for entrapment, strangulation hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Peg Perego USA Inc., has announced a voluntary recall of around 223,000 strollers due to a risk of entrapment and strangulation. The manufacturer has a report of one death and one serious injury as a result of strangulation and near-strangulation.
The manufacturer reports an infant can pass through the opening between the stroller tray and seat bottom, posing the risk that his or her head may become entrapped by the tray. Infants entrapped at the neck are at risk of strangulation.
The recall involves two versions of the Peg Perego strollers, Venezia and Pliko-P3, manufactured between January 2004 and September 2007 in a variety of colors. These strollers were manufactured before the existence of voluntary industry standards, established in January 2008, that address the size of the opening between the seat and tray of a stroller.
Consumers should be aware these strollers may be available on the secondhand market, in thrift stores or at yard sales.
The affected strollers were sold at various retailers nationwide from January 2004 through September 2010 for between $270 and $330 for the Pliko P-3 and between $350 and $450 for the Venezia. Only strollers that have a child tray with one cup holder are part of this recall. Strollers with a bumper bar in front of the child or a tray with two cup holders are not included in this recall.
The model number is printed on a white label on the back of the Pliko P-3 stroller seat and on the Venezia stroller footboard. Affected models are:
Pliko-P3 StrollerModel Numbers: Venezia StrollerModel Numbers
IPFR28US34xxxxxxxx IPPF28NA32 IPVA13MU09
IPFT28NA63 IPPF28NA57 IPVA13MU10
IPFT28NA64 IPPF28NA65 IPVA13US09
IPP328MU10 IPPF28NA66 IPVA13US10
IPP328MU09 IPPF28NA67 IPVA13US32
IPP328US09 IPPF28NA68 IPVA13US34
IPP328US10 IPPO28US32 IPVC13NA32
IPP329US10 IPPO28US34 IPVC13NA34
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact the firm 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 the firm’s website at www.PegPeregoUSA.com.
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