(WASHINGTON) — Risk of strangulation and the report of a child’s death are prompting a major recall of two high-end stroller models. Peg Perego has recalled more than 200,000 strollers because children can become trapped and strangled between the trays on them.
One child, a 6-month-old boy from Tarzana, Calif., died after being strangled when his head was trapped between the seat and tray, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Another 7-month-old girl in New York was nearly strangled the same way.
The recall includes two Peg Perego strollers — the Venezia and the Pliko-P3 — both older models manufactured between 2004 and 2007. The stroller models were manufactured before the 2008 voluntary industry standard requiring a larger amount of space between the stroller’s tray and seat bottom to prevent entrapment and strangulation.
CPSC advises that consumers stop using the recalled models immediately. For more information about the stroller recall, call Peg Perego at (888) 734-6020 or visit the campany’s website.
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