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Jul 26 2012

Peg Perego Recalls Strollers Due to Risk of Entrapment and Strangulation; One Child Death Reported

Posted in Community Service, Product Liability
Products manufactured according to substandard standards may inadvertently cause extensive injury or death to children and other family members, says Alabama liability attorney Keith T. Belt .

Pliko-P3

Venezia Stroller

A 6-month-old baby boy from Tarzana, Calif. died of strangulation after his head was trapped between the seat and the tray of his stroller, according to the  U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Entrapment and strangulation can occur when an infant is not buckled in properly  and slides down through the opening between the stroller tray and seat bottom. Another baby, a 7-month-old girl from New York, N.Y., nearly strangled when her head became trapped between the seat and the tray of her stroller in 2006. Entrapment and strangulation can occur, especially to infants younger than 12 months of age, when a child is not harnessed. An infant can pass through the opening between the stroller tray and seat bottom, but his/her head and neck can become entrapped by the tray. Infants who become entrapped at the neck are at risk of strangulation. Peg Perego has recalled about 223,000 strollers due to a risk of entrapment and strangulation. The recall involves two different older versions of the Peg Perego strollers, Venezia and Pliko-P3, which were sold at various retailers nationwide from January 2004 through September 2010. It  only involves strollers that have a child tray with one cup holder.