About 223,000 strollers are included in this recall because they were created before a voluntary industry shift to create better barrier systems for children less than one year-old.
A six month-old boy from Tarzana, Calif., died in 2004 after his head was caught between the tray and seat of his stroller.
Another child, a seven month-old girl from New York City, was nearly killed in 2006 when her head was also caught in a strangle-hold between the tray and the seat of her Peg Perego stroller.
These very young children can become trapped and strangle themselves when free from their stroller’s harness because their bodies pass under the tray, but their heads cannot.
Newer standards require the opening between the tray and seat to be large enough to allow for an infant’s head to pass through, preventing possible strangulation.
All Peg Perego products manufactured after 2007 are created in accordance with the latest standards.
The recall applies to trays with a single cup holder and not those with two cup holders. If there is a bumper bar on the tray, there is no recall either.
These strollers were available at retail stores originally between 2004 and 2007 for a price ranging between $270 and $330 for a Pliko P-3, and $350 to $450 for the Venezia.
While these models are no longer on the shelves, there are many still available second-hand online and through garage sales.
Consumers are recommended to immediately stop using the strollers and contact the company for a free repair kit.
The strollers are not returnable at retailers and retailers do not have the repair kit to distribute.
The repair kit includes a passive containment bib, which prevents children from sliding under the tray by creating two leg holes.
Strollers that already have the bib in are safe for use and should be considered separate from the recall.
To determine if you are using a stroller model that is under the effect of the recall, check the white label on the back of the seat for the Pliko P-3 and the footrest for the Venezia.
The names of the stroller should be printed along a sidebar. A list of model numbers is included at the end of the release.
If you have had an incident involving a Peg Perego stroller that is currently being recalled, report the problem immediately. For an accident attorney you can trust, contact the Accident Attorneys Group to speak to our lawyers about your experience. Do not delay or you may miss your chance for compensation.
Pliko-P3 Stroller Model Numbers Venezia Stroller Model Numbers
IPFT28NA64 IPPF28NA65 IPVA13US09
IPP328MU10 IPPF28NA66 IPVA13US10
IPP328MU09 IPPF28NA67 IPVA13US32
IPP328US09 IPPF28NA68 IPVA13US34
IPP328US10 IPPO28US32 IPVC13NA32
IPP329US10 IPPO28US34 IPVC13NA34