Peg Perego and Kolcraft have both issued voluntary recalls for some models of their strollers due to serious hazards. Read on and check out the model numbers — is your stroller involved?
Peg Perego Venezia and Pliko-P3 stroller recall
Venezia Stroller Model Numbers
Product Description: This recall involves around 223,000 Peg Perego strollers — two different, older models of Peg Perego strollers are affected: The Venezia and Pliko-P3, manufactured between January 2004 and September 2007 in several colors. These strollers were manufactured prior to new industry standards that were put into place in 2008 that required larger leg openings in strollers to prevent entrapment and strangulation.
Only strollers that have one cup holder have been recalled — those with two cup holders, or a bumper bar in front of the child, are not involved. The model number is printed on a white label on the back of the Pliko-P3’s stroller seat and on the Venezia stroller’s footboard.
Where/when it was sold: These recalled strollers were sold at various retailers nationwide from January 2004 through September 2010 for between $270 and $330 for the Pliko-P3 stroller and between $350 and $450 for the Venezia stroller.
Reason for recall: One infant death has been reported when a 4-month-old child died of strangulation when his head was trapped between the seat and the tray of his stroller, and a 7-month-old infant was nearly strangled in a similar manner. If a child is not harnessed properly, she can slip down and her head can become trapped in the opening between the seat and the stroller’s tray.
What you need to do: Stop using the recalled stroller immediately and contact Peg Perego for a free repair kit.
Company information: You can contact Peg Perego at (888) 734-6020 anytime or visit their website at www.PegPeregoUSA.com.
Kolcraft stroller recall: Contours Options LT Tandem Strollers
Product Description: This recall involves around 5,600 Kolcraft Contours Options LT Tandem strollers. The model number is ZT012. The model number and date of manufacture are printed on a label found on the rear leg of the stroller. There were two color schemes — black with red accents and canopies, and gray with yellow accents and canopies. The stroller features two seats with mesh baskets beneath the seats.
Where/when it was sold: These recalled strollers were sold at juvenile product specialty stores and Burlington Coat Factory, as well as online through Amazon.com and Target.com, between February 2012 and July 2012 for about $250.
Reason for recall: The front wheel assembly can break, which poses a fall hazard to the child. Also, on strollers manufactured in January and February 2012, the nuts that hold the stroller’s basket support in place can come loose, posing a choking hazard.
What you need to do: Stop using the recalled stroller immediately and contact Kolcraft for free replacement wheels. Also, those who have strollers manufactured in January and February 2012 will receive free replacement screws.
Company information: You can contact Kolcraft at (800) 453-7673 between 8 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. EST Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. EST Friday, or visit their website at www.kolcraft.com.