Peg Perego recalls strollers after near-strangulations and one death

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Peg Perego Pliko-P3, image via Superior Car Seats.com

Peg Perego has recalled thousands of strollers due to the rush of children becoming trapped between the trays on the stroller and strangled. The recall is for almost 223,000 strollers, which includes Venezia and Pliko-P3 strollers made between January 2004 and September 2007. Only stroller with a tray and one cup holder are part of the recall.

The greatest risk is for children who are under a year old who are not strapped into the stroller. They can then slide down the seat and get their head and neck stuck between the seat and the tray. In 2008, industry standards changed the height between the bottom of the tray and the seat in order to prevent such incidents.

A six-month-old boy died from strangulation in the stroller in 2004, and a seven-month-old girl was nearly strangled to death in 2006.

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Here are the model numbers in the recall:

IPFR28US34xxxxxxxx IPPF28NA32 IPVA13MU09

IPFT28NA63 IPPF28NA57 IPVA13MU10

IPFT28NA64 IPPF28NA65 IPVA13US09

IPP328MU10 IPPF28NA66 IPVA13US10

IPP328MU09 IPPF28NA67 IPVA13US32

IPP328US09 IPPF28NA68 IPVA13US34

IPP328US10 IPPO28US32 IPVC13NA32

IPP329US10 IPPO28US34 IPVC13NA34

IPPA28US32 IPPO28US62

IPPA28US33 IPPO28US69

IPPA28US34 IPPO28US70

IPPD28NA34 IPPO28US71

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.

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.

Sources: Yahoo News

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