Roughly 223,000 strollers are being recalled by Peg Perego due to a risk of entrapment and strangulation. Infants younger than 12 months are especially at risk regarding these hazards, which have the potential to cause catastrophic injuries, even death. When a child is not harnessed in the strollers at issue, the baby can pass through the opening between the stroller tray and seat bottom, however the size of the gap may lead to his/her head and neck can becoming entrapped by the tray. The recall involves two different older versions of the Peg Perego strollers, Venezia and Pliko-P3, manufactured between January 2004 and September 2007.
There have been several reports of child deaths and severe injuries due to use of this product. A 6-month-old baby boy 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, was nearly strangled when her head became trapped between the seat and the tray of her stroller in 2006. These incidents, and the acknowledged defect, present a stark reminder that consumers must be vigilant when making purchases, especially products intended for infants and young children. There are still hidden hazards on retail shelves.
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