Death Prompts Recall

Peg Perego is recalling 223,000 strollers due to a risk of strangulation. The recall follows the death of a 6 month old boy from California whose head became entrapped between the seat and the tray. A 7 month old girl from NY also became entrapped when her head was stuck between the seat and the tray in 2006.

The strollers involved are older.

 

The recall involves two different older versions of the Peg Perego strollers, Venezia and Pliko-P3, manufactured between January 2004 and September 2007, in a variety of colors. They were manufactured prior to the existence of the January 2008 voluntary industry standard which addresses the height of the opening between the stroller's tray and the seat bottom. The voluntary standard requires larger stroller openings that prevent infant entrapment and strangulation hazards.

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.
 

To read the entire notice from the CPSC click here.

Kolcraft has also announced a recall of approximately 5600 strollers after receiving reports of the front wheel assembly breaking which can pose a fall hazard. To read the notice click here.

The front wheel assembly can break, posing a fall hazard to the child in the stroller. In addition, for strollers manufactured in January and February 2012, the nuts that hold the stroller's basket support screws in place can detach. Detached nuts can pose a choking hazard to young children.

The recall involves the Contours Options LT Tandem strollers with model number ZT012.

 

Umbrella Strollers recalled

Britax recalled about 20,000 B-Nimble umbrella strollers because of a potential brake failure.

About 20,000 B-Nimble Umbrella Strollers are being recalled because of risk of brake failure. A clicking sound when the brake pedal is pressed can give a false impression that the brake is fully engaged when it is not.

The manufacturer, Britax Child Safety Inc. of Charlotte, N.C., has received seven incident reports. Read more

Child Product Recalls

January, so far, has proven to be a month of major recalls involving child products. While it is a positive sign that these products are being recalled, the major concern is people who own these products will not hear about the recall and will continue to use these dangerous products with their children. The fact that these unsafe products are making it into the marketplace is a huge issue.

Graco announced a recall of nearly 1.5 million strollers due to a potential finger amputation risk. The Graco Passage, Alano and Spree strollers and travel systems were involved in this recall. The hinges on the stroller’s canopy posed a dangerous risk to children’s fingers, either leading to fingertip amputation or serious laceration. The specific model numbers can be found here.

In addition, to Graco’s recall, Dorel Asia cribs recalled approximately 635,000 cribs due to an entrapment and strangulation risk with their cribs. The drop sides of the cribs have hardware which could fail, causing the drop side to fall, leaving space where a child can become entrapped, suffocate or be strangled. The damage can occur at anytime, in use, in storage, or even while it is being shipped or assembled. A list of the affected models can be found here. Immediately stop using the crib and find an alternative, safer sleeping environment.
 

If your child has suffered injuries from a product failure, please contact us immediately. call 24/7 at 1-877-829-7211.

Maclaren Strollers Recalled

Approximately one million Maclaren strollers have been recalled after 12 reports of children's finger tips being amputated on a hinge found on the strollers. The recall involves both the single and double umbrella strollers sold between 1999 and 2009.

The models involved are Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno, and Easy Traveller.

Should you have been injured by a product such as this, please contact our firm immediately to discuss your potential claim at 1-877-829-7211.