Recall Of Poco Backpack Carriers – Fall Risk; Injuries Reported

Osprey has announced a recall of more than 87,000 of its Poco child backpack carriers due to a fall risk. The problem, says the company, is that even a properly seated child can sometimes slip through the leg opening and slide out.

This recall covers the company’s Poco, Poco Plus and Poco Premium lines. The company estimates that 5732 of the carriers were sold in Canada and around 82,000 were sold in the U.S. They were on the market, the company says, from January 2012 through December 2014.

Health Canada says that it has logged no reports of any child being injured after falling from a carrier but the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC, says that 4 kids in the U.S. have reportedly fallen from theirs. One of the children suffered a skull fracture as a result.

If you believe you have one of these, you’ll want to check for one of these production codes:

  • S12SBPR1
  • S12SBPR1B
  • S12SBPR2
  • S12SBPR3
  • S12SBPR4
  • F12SBPR1
  • F12SBPR2
  • S13SB IPO
  • S13SBPR1
  • S13SBPR2
  • S13SBPR3
  • S13SBPR4
  • F13SBPR1
  • F13SBPR2
  • F13SBPR3
  • S14SBPR1
  • S14SBPR2
  • S14SBPR3
  • S14SBPR4
  • S14SBPR5

If you think you might have one of these–and you haven’t already replaced the seat pad insert–you’re urged to contact the company immediately for a replacement kit. (The link at the top of this article will take you directly to the order page.)

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