Peg Perego Stroller Recall Issued Due to Risk of Strangulation, Death

More than eight years after the death of a six month old California boy, a recall has been issued for about 223,000 Peg Perego strollers, due to a risk of entrapment and strangulation. 

The Peg Perego stroller recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on July 24, after confirming that the stroller’s design contributed to the death of a baby boy from Tarzana, California in 2004 and a the near-strangulation of a New York city infant girl in 2006.

According to the CPSC, the boy got his head trapped between the seat and the tray, strangled and died. The girl survived after a similar incident.

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The recall involves two different older versions of the Peg Perego strollers, Venezia and Pliko-P3. Only strollers that have a child tray with one cup holder are part of this recall. Strollers with a bumper bar in front of the child or a tray with two cup holders are not included in this recall. A full list of Pliko-P3  and Venezia stroller model numbers are available on the CPSC recall notice.

The model number is located on a white label on the back of the Pliko P-3’s stroller seat and on the Venezia stroller’s footboard. “Peg Perego” and “Venezia” or “Pliko-P3” is printed on the side of the strollers.

These strollers were manufactured between January 2004 and September 2007, and sold until 2010 in various colors.  They were manufactured prior to the industry standard in 2008, which addressed the height of the opening between the stroller’s tray and seat bottom. The voluntary standard requires larger stroller openings that prevent infant entrapment and strangulation hazards, says the CPSC.

The strollers were sold at various retailers, including Buy Buy Baby and Babies R Us for between $270 and $450.

The CPSC recommends customers who bought the strollers to immediately discontinue use, and contact the firm for a free repair kit. Do not return the stroller to the retailers as they will not be able to provide the repair kit.

For additional information, call Peg Perego at (888) 734-6020 anytime or visit the firm’s website at


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