Friday, July 27, 2012

Hundreds of Thousands of Strollers Recalled

Because of entrapment and strangulation risks, Peg Perego has recalled hundreds of thousands of strollers. 

According to an article from the Associated Press, children younger than a year old are more at risk at being injured from the strollers when they are not harnessed in. Children can pass through the opening between the tray and the seat bottom and the child’s neck and head can become trapped if they are unharnessed.

The company reported that a seven-month-old girl was nearly strangled in 2006 and a six-month-old boy died of strangulation in a stroller in 2004.

Peg Perego USA Inc. is recalling about 223,000 strollers made between January 2004 and September 2007. The models include Pliko-P3 and Venezia strollers.

For a list of the model numbers being recalled, click here.

The model number on the Venezia model is located on the footboard while the number for the Pliko-P3 stroller is located on a white label on the back.

Those who have purchased the strollers are advised to stop using them and contact Peg Perego for a free repair kit at (888) 734-6020.

Also, Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. is recalling some strollers due to the risk of potential choking and falling hazards.

The Contours Options LT double strollers with a model number of ZT012 are being recalled. The 5,600 strollers were sold between February and July.

Although no injuries have yet to be reported, it has been shown that the front wheel assembly can break, which can lead to a child falling out of the stroller. On the strollers that were made between January and February, the nuts that hold the stroller’s basket support screws in place can detach and become a potential choking hazard.

The model number can be found on a label on the stroller’s rear leg. Consumers should stop using the strollers and contact Kolcraft for free replacement wheels at (800) 453-7673.

Snyder and Wenner, P.C.

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