Child Death Due to Peg Perego Stroller

Child Death Due to Peg Perego Stroller

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, N.Y., nearly strangled when her head became trapped between the seat and the tray of her stroller in 2006.

The CPSC has now announced a recall of about 223,000 Peg Perego USA Inc., strollers due to a risk of entrapment and strangulation when a child is not harnessed. A baby can pass through the opening between the stroller tray and seat bottom, and his/her head and neck can become entrapped by the tray.

The recall involves older versions of the Peg Perego strollers, Venezia and Pliko-P3, manufactured between January 2004 and September 2007, in a variety of colors. Only strollers that have a child tray with one cup holder are part of this recall. You can view the recalled stroller model numbers here.

The strollers were sold at various retailers nationwide, including Babies R Us and Buy Buy Baby from January 2004 through September 2010 for between $270 and $330 for the Pliko P-3 stroller and between $350 and $450 for the Venezia stroller.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Peg Perego for a free repair kit on (888) 734-6020 anytime or visit PegPeregoUSA.com.

Kolcroft Contours Options strollers were recalled earlier this year due to finger laceration and amputation hazard.

By AWHONN Editorial Staff

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) promotes the health of women and newborns.


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