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Baby's Death by Strangulation Prompts Stroller Recall

Baby strollers are supposed to be a safe and reliable away to bring your young child with you wherever you go. Yet a manufacturing or design flaw can make a stroller a deadly trap. According to The Chicago Tribune, Peg Perego USA recently issued a voluntary recall of approximately 223,000 strollers after they posed a threat of entrapment and strangulation for children. In Tarzana, California, a 6-month-old little boy breathed his last riding in a Peg Perego stroller in 2004. The baby slowly slid down through the space in the stroller and managed to trap his head between the seat and the tray. He was strangled in this position before his parents were able to notice what was happening. Another 7-month-old girl was almost killed in a similar incident which occurred in New York in 2006.

The company is now requesting the return of all strollers which were manufactured between January 2004 and September 2007. They want to eliminate the possibility that other tragic deaths could occur from their baby products. Peg Perego USA wants to recall two of its stroller models. One is the Venezia, and other is known as the Pliko-P3. Peg Perego’s main USA factory is located in Indiana, though the company is based in Italy. According to a statement issued by the company, children that are under 12 months old are at a present risk to strangulation or entrapment if they are not harnessed in the seat correctly.

Many mothers and fathers will forget to buckle their children into their strollers because they assume that the tray table will hold them. As the death of the 6-month-old in Tarzana exemplifies, there is present danger in failing to buckle your child into a stroller. All the recalled strollers were assembled in Italy, and have one cup holder and a child tray. If you own one of these Peg Perego USA strollers, then you should consider partaking in the recall. You don’t want to put your precious little ones at risk to an untimely death because of a faulty product.

If your baby was harmed or killed in an accident regarding a stroller, look to see if that product was designed in a safety-conscious way. If you believe that the design or assembly of the item was responsible for the injury or death of your child, then you need to talk to a personal injury lawyer about the issue right away. It is imperative that your children are safe when using products that were created for their benefit. If a baby product company fails to provide comfort and protection, then you need to hold the corporation accountable by seeking damages. Contact lawyer at Jackson Allen & Williams if you need help with a product liability lawsuit in Dallas, Texas.

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