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Osprey Recalls Child Backpack Carriers Due to Fall Hazard

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    Name of product:
    Poco child carriers
    Hazard:

    A child seated in the carrier can slip through the leg openings, posing a fall hazard to children.

    Remedy:
    Repair
    Recall date:
    April 27, 2017
    Recall number:
    17-142
    Consumer Contact:

    Osprey toll-free at 866-951-5197 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email at pocoseatpad@ospreypacks.com or online at www.ospreypacks.com and click on “Poco Safety Notices” on the navigation bar at the top right hand corner of the page for more information.

    Recall Details

    In Conjunction With:
    Description:

    This recall involves all models of Poco, Poco Plus and Poco Premium child backpack carriers manufactured between January 2012 and December 2014.  The nylon child carriers were sold in three colors: “Romper Red,” “Koala Grey,” and “Bouncing Blue.” They have a metal frame and a gray padded child’s seat inside. The production date is stamped on a black label sewn into the interior of the large lower zippered compartment on the back of the carrier. Recalled carriers have a production date code of S12SBPR1, S12SBPR1B, S12SBPR2, S12SBPR3, S12SBPR4, F12SBPR1, F12SBPR2, S13SB IPO, S13SBPR1, S13SBPR2, S13SBPR3, S13SBPR4, F13SBPR1, F13SBPR2, F13SBPR3, S14SBPR1, S14SBPR2, S14SBPR3, S14SBPR4, S14SBPR5. “Osprey” is printed on the fabric above the kick stand. The model name is printed on the back at the bottom.

     
    Remedy:

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled carriers and contact Osprey for a free Seat Pad Insert for use along with the existing safety straps to secure the child in the carrier. Consumers who previously received and installed the free Seat Pad Insert in their carriers are not required to take further action.

    Incidents/Injuries:

    Osprey has received four reports of children falling through the carrier leg openings, resulting in one report of a skull fracture and one report of scratches to the head.

    Sold At:

    REI and specialty outdoor stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from January 2012 to December 2015 for between $200 and $300. 

    Importer(s):

    Osprey Child Safety Products LLC and Osprey Packs Inc., of Cortez, Colo.

    Manufactured In:
    Vietnam
    Units:
    About 82,000 (in addition, about 5,732 were sold in Canada)

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