Peg Perego USA Inc. has recalled two older model strollers due to risk of child entrapment and strangulation. When not harnessed into the stroller, a child might slip out of the seat and get their head caught between the seat and the stroller tray. According to one report received by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a 6-month old baby boy from California died after being trapped by the tray and strangled. In another incident, a 7-month old girl nearly died when her head became trapped between the seat and tray.
The CPSC, together with Peg Perego USA Inc., of Indiana, announced the voluntary recall on July 24, 2012. The Venezia and Pliko-P3 models were manufactured between January of 2004 and September of 2007, prior to the 2008 voluntary industry standard requiring all strollers to have openings large enough to prevent this type of accident. The CPSC and Peg Perego urge consumers to stop using these strollers immediately. Anyone who has purchased this product should contact Peg Perego, not the retailer, to request a free repair kit. To reach the company call 888-734-6020, or visit their website at www.PegPeregoUSA.com.
The CPSC warns consumers that the recalled strollers may still be available at thrift stores and yard sales. Consumers should not sell or purchase the stroller unless the repair kit is installed.