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Osprey Child Backpack Carrier Fall Hazard

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After 4 reports of children falling from Ospreys Backpack Carrier through the leg openings, one resulting in a skull fracture, a mandatory recall was put into place! Consumers are advised to stop use of the carrier immediately!

This recall involves all models of Poco, Poco Plus and Poco Premium child backpack carriers manufactured between January 2012 and December 2014. Sold at REI and other outdoor sporting goods stores, the nylon child carriers were available 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.

Call Osprey at 866-951-5197 for a free Seat Pad Insert for use along with the existing safety straps to secure the child in the carrier.

 

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