Attention, Peg Perego stroller owners: Hundreds of thousands of strollers are being recalled because babies can get trapped by the tray, raising the risk of strangulation.
In 2004, a six-month-old boy from California died of strangulation in a Peg Perego stroller. And in 2006, a seven-month-old girl was nearly strangled. The company has acknowledged entrapment and strangulation can happen, especially for a baby under one who isn’t harnessed in.
Only strollers with a child tray and one cup holder are part of the recall, which happened Tuesday. Strollers with a bumper bar in front of the child or a tray with two cup holders are not included in this recall.
According to the Associated Press, the company said the strollers were made before a voluntary industry standard was implemented in January 2008 that 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.
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.
Under the recall, stroller users are advised to immediately stop using these model types and contact Peg Perego for a free repair kit at (888) 734-6020 or on its web site, www.PegPeregoUSA.com.
The Associated Press contributed.