Infant Death Prompts Stroller Recall

After the strangulation death of a 6-month-old boy in 2004 and the near strangulation of a 7-month-old girl in 2006, high-end baby products company Peg Perego is issuing a voluntary recall of approximately 223,000 strollers sold between 2004 and 2007.  According to the manufacturer and the Consumer Products Safety Commission, infants who are not properly harnessed in the strollers can slip down, causing the head to become trapped between the seat bottom and the stroller tray.  According to Peg Perego, the strollers were designed and sold prior to the implementation of a voluntary industry standard that addresses the distance between the seat and tray, preventing entrapment. Recalled Pliko P-3 and Venezia models include those with a child tray and one cup holder.  Newer Peg Perego strollers with a bumper bar or child tray with two cup holders are not involved in the recall.   Owners of the recalled strollers are advised to immediately stop using the strollers and to contact Peg Perego for a repair kit. In an unrelated recall, Kolcraft is recalling more than 5,000 of its Contours Options LT Tandem strollers, model ZT012.  These Kolcraft strollers can pose a fall hazard when the front wheel assembly  breaks.  In addition, strollers manufactured in January and February 2012 pose a choking hazard as nuts holding the stroller basket support screws become detached.  Consumers are advised to contact Kolcraft for replacement parts. Most parents take child safety seriously.  Many parents conduct extensive research before purchasing products such as car seats, high chairs, and strollers for their infants.  Unfortunately, sometimes these products are defective, harming their children instead of keeping them safe and protected.  When this happens, negligent manufacturers can be held accountable through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. In Oklahoma City, our law office is well-equipped to handle your case.  We can help you obtain compensation for your child's medical care, pain and suffering, rehabilitative and special services, funeral and burial expenses, and more.  Though you cannot put a price tag on your child's suffering, you can receive some measure of financial compensation for expenses, care, and non-economic costs of a child injury.  For more information, please call (405) 418-8888 to find an Oklahoma child product liability lawyer who can help you and your family in the aftermath of a child injury.