It’s not often we learn of recalls launched after injuries are reported. Still, when they happen, they are often serious and concerning.
The latest recall announcement to be launched after incidents were reported involve products designed for parental use that helps them with their children.
According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Poco child carriers are being subject to a recall after Osprey learned that a child seated in the carrier can slip through the leg openings, exposing the child to fall risks.
The report goes further, adding that over 82,000 of these products have been sold nationwide. And that in at least four occasions, children fell through the carrier leg openings while the device was in use. In at least one of the incidents, the child suffered a skull fracture as a result of the fall. Another incident resulted in scratches to the head.
Recalled products include the Poco, Poco Plus, and Poco Premium child backpack carriers manufactured between January 2012 and December 2014. These products were sold in red, grey, or blue. All units come with a metal frame and a gray padded child’s seat inside.
To identify the product impacted by the recall, check the production date code, which may be any of the following: S12SBPR1, S12SBPR1B, S12SBPR2, S12SBPR3, S12SBPR4, F12SBPR1, F12SBPR2, S13SB IPO, S13SBPR1, S13SBPR2, S13SBPR3, S13SBPR4, F13SBPR1, F13SBPR2, F13SBPR3, S14SBPR1, S14SBPR2, S14SBPR3, S14SBPR4, S14SBPR5.
The brand name “Osprey” can be found on the fabric above the kick stand. The carrier model name can also be found printed on the back of the device at the bottom.
Consumers who may own the recalled child carriers must stop using the recalled carriers immediately. Contact Osprey and have a free Seat Pad Insert sent your way. These parts should be used with the existing safety straps so the child is properly secured to the carrier.
Recalled products were sold nationwide at REI and other specialty outdoor stores nationwide. These devices were also sold online at Amazon.com between January 2012 and December 2015.
Because the products impacted by this recall have already been known to expose children to injuries, you should not ignore this campaign.
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