The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed. Consumers can submit reports of harm to CPSC’s new searchable online product safety database at www.SaferProducts.gov. A searchable food and medical product recall database is available at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.
Units: About 223,000
Importer: Peg Perego USA Inc., of Fort Wayne, Ind.
Hazard: Infants who are not in the safety harness can slip through an opening between the stroller tray and seat bottom, trapping the child’s neck.
Incidents/injuries: A 6-month-old boy from California died of strangulation after his head was trapped between the seat and the tray of his Peg Perego stroller in 2004.
Description: The Venezia and Pliko-P3 models have a child tray with one cup holder and were available in a variety of colors with the words “Peg Perego” and “Venezia” or “Pliko-P3” printed on the side. The strollers were manufactured between January 2004 and September 2007, prior to the January 2008 voluntary industry standard preventing entrapment and strangulation hazards. To view a list of recalled model numbers, visit http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12232.html.
Sold at: Various retailers nationwide, including Babies R Us and Buy Buy Baby, from January 2004 through September 2010 for $270 to $330 for the Pliko P-3 stroller and $350 to $450 for the Venezia stroller.
Remedy: Contact the firm for a free repair kit.
Contact: Call 888-734-6020 or visit www.PegPeregoUSA.com.