By The Associated Press
10:13 AM EDT, July 25, 2012
Peg Perego recalled hundreds of thousands of strollers Tuesday because children can become trapped and strangled between trays on them.
A 6-month-old boy from Tarzana, Calif., died of strangulation in a stroller in 2004, while a 7-month-old girl from New York was nearly strangled in 2006, according to Peg Perego USA Inc. 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.
Peg Perego is recalling approximately 223,000 strollers, which include Venezia and Pliko-P3 strollers in various colors, made between January 2004 and September 2007.
Only strollers with a child tray and one cup holder are part of the recall.
For details, call 800-453-7673 or go to www.kolcraft.com.