Company recalls strollers after infant death
(CBS/AP) WASHINGTON - Baby products maker Peg Perego is recalling hundreds of thousands of strollers because children can become trapped and strangled between trays on them. One death has already been reported.
Peg Perego USA Inc. said Tuesday that a six-month-old died of strangulation in a stroller in 2004, while a seven-month-old was nearly strangled in 2006. The company is recalling approximately 223,000 strollers, which include Venezia and Pliko-P3 strollers made between January 2004 and September 2007.
"Entrapment and strangulation can occur, especially to infants younger than 12 months of age, when a child is not harnessed and left unattended," the company said on its website in explaining the recall. "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."
To deterimine if their stroller is included in the recall, consumers should check the child tray of their Pliko P3 or Venezia stroller, the company said. Only strollers with a child tray and one cup holder are part of the recall.
Separately, Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. is recalling some strollers due to potential falling and choking hazards.
Kolcraft is recalling about 5,600 of the Contours Options LT tandem strollers sold between February and July. However, no injuries have been reported.
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