Infant Found Dead in Recalled Graco Quattro Stroller During Family Gathering

04/28/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howey

Ephrata, PA — A six-month-old baby boy was found dead in a recalled stroller while sleeping face down during a family picnic in Lancaster County. The baby stopped breathing Monday afternoon, April 25, 2011 at Historic Poole Forge Park, reported WHTM.

Alvin Smucker of Narvon was sleeping in the stroller when his mother checked on him and noticed he wasn’t breathing, police officers reported. Alvin apparently slid between the tray and the seat and became caught.

The baby was rushed to Ephrata Hospital, where responding doctors pronounced him dead.

Alvin was sleeping in a stroller that was purchased at a garage sale and was recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The Graco Quattro model 7111BKW stroller was recalled in October for “entrapment and strangulation can occur, especially to infants younger than 12 months of age, when a child is not harnessed.”

The CPSC stated that the tray can trap an infant, and those infants who become entrapped at the neck are at risk for strangulation.

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