Child Backpack Carriers from Osprey Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

About 31,000 carriers are potentially affected

Child Backpack Carriers from Osprey Recalled Due to Fall Hazard
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June 1, 2016

Osprey Child Safety Products has announced a recall for a potentially dangerous product.

The manufacturer is recalling the Poco AG, Poco AG Plus, and Poco AG Premium model child backpack carriers. A cut in the plastic buckle on the shoulder strap can cause the shoulder strap to release, posing a fall hazard to the child.

About 31,000 carriers are included in the recall. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled models were sold in seaside blue, ivy green, and black. They have a metal frame and a gray padded child's seat inside. 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.

The carriers were available for purchase at REI and specialty outdoor retailers nationwide and online from January 2016 through May 2016 for between $250 and $330.

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.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Osprey by phone at (800) 303-1350 or by email at pocosupport@ospreypacks.com.