Personal injury attorneys of Messa & Associates report that Peg Perego has recalled 223,000 strollers because they pose an injury risk to children. These defective products can entrap and strangle children between trays fitted to the front. In 2004, a 6-month-old boy tragically died of strangulation in one of the strollers. Another infant, a seven-month-old girl, was nearly strangled in 2006.
According to Peg Perego, children younger than a year old who are not harnessed into the stroller are at a higher risk of injury, strangulation, and death. Those children can easily pass through the opening between the tray and the seat bottom where their neck and head can become trapped by the tray.
The defective strollers being recalled include the Venezia and Pliko-P3 stroller models made by Peg Perego between January 2004 and September 2007. They were sold at various retailers, including Buy Buy Baby and Babies R Us.
Personal Injury Attorneys: New Standards Implemented to Reduce Injuries to Children
New voluntary standards were introduced in January 2008 to address stroller hazards that could cause injuries to children. The standards included guidelines regarding the height of the opening between a stroller’s tray and the seat bottom. The voluntary standard requires larger stroller openings that prevent infant entrapment and strangulation hazards.
Personal Injury Attorneys in Philadelphia and New Jersey
The Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Messa & Associates are experienced at handling cases involving defective products that have caused injuries to children. Our extremely skilled team of personal injury attorneys and medical experts is dedicated to ensuring you receive proper compensation for your personal injuries. If your child has suffered an injury as a result of a defective stroller, another defective product, or any other type of personal injury, contact the personal injury attorneys of Messa & Associates for a free consultation. Call toll free at 1-877-MessaLaw, or submit a free online inquiry.