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Peg Perego recalls 223,000 strollers for strangulation risk

Posted by: Colleen Stoxen Updated: July 24, 2012 - 5:57 PM

If you’ve got a Peg Perego stroller, check the model number. The stroller manufacturer recalled 223,000 strollers on Tuesday because of the risk of children getting their heads caught between the stroller tray and seat bottom and strangling.

There have been two reports of children becoming trapped, including the death of one child. A 6-month-old boy from California died of strangulation in 2004 and a 7-month-old girl from New York was nearly strangled in 2006. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:

Included in the recall are Venezia and Pliko-P3 strollers in various colors manufactured between January 2004 and September 2007. The recalled strollers have a child’s tray and one cup holder. Other models with a bumper bar in the front or a tray with two cup holders are not being recalled.

Read more from Time.

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