Peg Perego Strollers Are Actually A Strangulation Death Trap
Move over defective Bugaboos. Peg Perego strollers are the new janky units that are being massively recalled.
Associated Press reports that “hundreds of thousands” of Peg Perego strollers have been recalled due to children being asphyxiated when seated unharnessed. Have a gander at this parental nightmare:
The company said entrapment and strangulation can take place, particularly among those younger than a year old, when the child is not harnessed into the stroller. If unharnessed, children can pass through the opening between the tray and the seat bottom and the child’s neck and head can become trapped by the tray.
The malfunctions have resulted in one death of a 6-month-old baby boy in California and the near strangulation of 7-month-old girl in New York. Nearly one quarter of a million strollers are being recalled, but only those with a tray and one cup holder (pictured right). Mommies and daddies who opted for dual cup holders and a baby bumper need not be concerned apparently. Models of suspect are Venezia and Pliko-P3 strollers in various colors, sold between January 2004 and September 2007, with these model numbers:
IPFR28US34xxxxxxxx IPPF28NA32 IPVA13MU09
IPFT28NA63 IPPF28NA57 IPVA13MU10
IPFT28NA64 IPPF28NA65 IPVA13US09
IPP328MU10 IPPF28NA66 IPVA13US10
IPP328MU09 IPPF28NA67 IPVA13US32
IPP328US09 IPPF28NA68 IPVA13US34
IPP328US10 IPPO28US32 IPVC13NA32
IPP329US10 IPPO28US34 IPVC13NA34
Should one of these costly Italian units be in your household, head over to this recall form to get your free repair kit — and worries appeased — ASAP! Warn the playgroup!