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Peg-Perego recalling 223K strollers over risk of entrapment, strangulation; 1 baby death reported

Peg-Perego is recalling 223,000 strollers because it says children can become trapped and strangled between the trays and seats. The recall includes the Venezia and Pliko P3 stroller models made between January 2004 and September 2007. (pegperego.com)

July 25, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Peg-Perego is recalling 223,000 strollers because it says children can become trapped and strangled between the trays and seats.

A 6-month-old boy from Tarzana died of strangulation in a stroller in 2004 and a 7-month-old girl from New York was nearly strangled two years later.

The recall includes the Venezia and Pliko P3 stroller models made between January 2004 and September 2007. Entrapment and strangulation can occur, especially to infants younger than 12 months of age, when a child is not harnessed.

The company said only strollers with a child tray and one cup holder are involved in the recall. Strollers with a bumper bar or a tray with two cup holders are not included.

Peg-Perego said consumers should not return the strollers to retailers. The company is offering a free repair kit through their website at us.pegperego.com or by calling (888) 734-6020.

For more information, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's statement on this recall.


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