Peg Perego Recalls Strollers Due to Risk of Child Entrapment and Strangulation
Peg Perego is recalling its Venezia and Pliko-P3 strollers due to risk of child entrapment and strangulation. One child death has been reported.
A 6-month-old baby boy from Tarzana, California died of strangulation after his head was trapped between the seat and the tray of his Peg Perego stroller in 2004. Another baby, a 7-month-old girl from New York, New York was nearly strangled to death when her head became trapped between the seat and the tray of her stroller in 2006.
Entrapment and strangulation can occur, especially to infants younger than 12 months of age, when a child is not harnessed. An infant can pass through the opening between the stroller tray and seat bottom, but his/her head and neck can become entrapped by the tray. Infants who become entrapped at the neck are at risk of strangulation.
The recall involves two different older versions of the Peg Perego strollers, Venezia and Pliko-P3, manufactured between January 2004 and September 2007, in a variety of colors. They were manufactured prior to the existence of the January 2008 voluntary industry standard which addresses the height of the opening between the stroller's tray and the seat bottom. The voluntary standard requires larger stroller openings that prevent infant entrapment and strangulation hazards.
Only strollers that have a child tray with just 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 recalled Venezia and Pliko-P3 strollers will all have model numbers that begin with the following numbers. The model number is printed on a white label on the back of the Pliko P-3's stroller seat and on the Venezia stroller's footboard.
IPFR28US34xxxxxxxx, IPPF28NA32, IPFT28NA63, IPPF28NA57, IPFT28NA64, IPPF28NA65, IPP328MU10, IPPF28NA66, IPP328MU09, IPPF28NA67, IPP328US09, IPPF28NA68, IPP328US10, IPPO28US32, IPP329US10, IPPO28US34, IPPA28US32, IPPO28US62, IPPA28US33, IPPO28US69, IPPA28US34, IPPO28US70, IPPD28NA34, IPPO28US71
IPVA13MU09, IPVA13MU10, IPVA13US09, IPVA13US10, IPVA13US32, IPVA13US34, IPVC13NA32, IPVC13NA34
The following Venezia and Pliko-P3 stroller model numbers that begin with the following numbers are included in this recall. The model number is printed on a white label on the back of the Pliko P-3's stroller seat and on the Venezia stroller's footboard.
The recalled Peg Perego strollers were sold at various retailers nationwide, including Babies R Us and Buy Buy Baby from January 2004 through September 2010.
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.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Peg Perego are also warning consumers that these strollers may be available on the secondhand market, in thrift stores or at yard sales. Consumers should not buy or sell these recalled strollers until the repair kit is installed.
For additional information, contact Peg Perego at 888-734-6020.