Recall: Poco Child Carriers
On 2017-04-27, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Poco Child Carriers due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2012 for about $200 to $300.
About 80,000 units are involved in this Osprey Child Safety Products and Osprey Packs child carrier recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Slings & Baby Carriers category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
A child seated in the carrier can slip through the leg openings, posing a fall hazard to children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at REI and specialty outdoor stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from January 2012 to December 2015 for between $200 and $300.
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 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.
Osprey toll-free at 866-951-5197 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+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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