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About 223,000 strollers have been recalled by Peg Perego because children can become trapped and strangled between trays on them. One death has already been reported.
Why it's being recalled: The company said entrapment and strangulation can take place, particularly among those younger than a year old, when the child is not harnessed into the stroller. If unharnessed, children can pass through the opening between the tray and the seat bottom and the child’s neck and head can become trapped by the tray. A six-month-old boy from Tarzana, Calif. died of strangulation in a stroller in 2004, while a seven-month-old girl from New York was nearly strangled in 2006, according to Peg Perego USA Inc.
Description: The recall involves approximately 223,000 strollers, which include Venezia and Pliko-P3 strollers in various colors, made between January 2004 and September 2007. Only strollers with a child tray and one cup holder are part of the 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 numbers of affected strollers are:
The model numbers are:
Pliko-P3 Stroller Model Numbers Venezia Stroller Model 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
The model number is located on a white label on the back of the Pliko P-3’s stroller seat and on the Venezia stroller’s footboard. ‘‘Peg Perego’’ and ‘‘Venezia’’ or ‘‘Pliko-P3’’ are printed on the side of the strollers.
Where it was sold: The strollers were sold at various retailers, including Buy Buy Baby and Babies R Us, for between $270 and $330.
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the strollers and contact Peg Perego for a free repair kit at (888) 734-6020 or on its web site, www.PegPeregoUSA.com.