Recall: Osprey Child Backpack Carriers
On 2016-05-26, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Osprey Child Backpack Carriers due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2016 for about $250 to $330.
About 30,000 units are involved in this backpack carrier recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Slings & Baby Carriers category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
A cut in the plastic buckle on the shoulder strap can cause the shoulder strap to release, posing a fall hazard to a child in the carrier.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the Poco AG, Poco AG Plus and Poco AG Premium model child backpack carriers. These nylon carriers come in seaside blue, ivy green and black. They have a metal frame and a gray padded child's seat inside. The back of the carrier also has an upper zippered pocket and a lower zipped compartment, along with a stretch pocket in the middle. The production date code identifying when the carrier was manufactured is stamped on a black label sewn in the interior of the large lower zippered compartment in the back of the carrier. Recalled carriers have a production date code of S16SB03, S16SB04, S16SB05, S16SB06 or S16SB07. "Osprey" is printed on the back at the top of the carrier. The model name is printed on the back at the bottom.
These items were sold new+ at REI and specialty outdoor retailers nationwide and online at amazon.com and rei.com from January 2016 through May 2016 for between $250 and $330.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately inspect the buckles on both straps of the carrier harness to determine if there is a cut in the plastic buckle on one or both straps. If the buckle is cut, consumers should immediately stop using the carrier and contact Osprey for a free replacement or full refund. Consumers also may contact Osprey and return the carrier for inspection. If the buckle is cut, consumers will receive a replacement or full refund.
Osprey at 800-303-1350 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT on Monday through Friday, email firstname.lastname@example.org or online at ospreypacks.com and click on "Poco AG Safety Notice" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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