Child's skull fracture prompts recall of backpack carriers - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Child's skull fracture prompts recall of backpack carriers

Osprey is recalling 82,000 Poco child carriers after several children suffered injuries. (Source: USCPSC) Osprey is recalling 82,000 Poco child carriers after several children suffered injuries. (Source: USCPSC)

(RNN) - A skull fracture reportedly suffered by a child who fell from a Poco child carrier is among the reasons for Osprey recalling 82,000 of them. 

The company says three other children also fell through the carrier leg openings, and one of them received scratches to the head.

The carriers were sold nationwide at REI and specialty outdoor stores and online at Amazon.com from January 2012 to December 2015 for $200 to $300. 

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled carriers, according to information posted Thursday on the site of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. 

Osprey will provide consumers free seat pad inserts for use with the existing safety straps to secure children in the carriers. 

Osprey can be phoned toll-free at 866-951-5197 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and emailed at pocoseatpad@ospreypacks.com. The company has posted to its site a seat pad request form.

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.

This recall involves all models of Poco, Poco Plus and Poco Premium child backpack carriers manufactured between January 2012 and December 2014. 

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 and S14SBPR5.

Copyright 2017 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

  • RecallsMore>>

  • Giant Eagle voluntarily recalls breaded shrimp due to undeclared allergen

    Giant Eagle voluntarily recalls breaded shrimp due to undeclared allergen

    Saturday, October 21 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-10-21 23:10:00 GMT
    Breaded shrimp recall (picture from Giant Eagle)Breaded shrimp recall (picture from Giant Eagle)

    Giant Eagle has issued a recall for a certain type of prepared food. All lot codes up to and including best by October 24, 2017 of Giant Eagle brand breaded shrimp, prepared and sold from the grab and go sections inside Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets through October 19, 2017 have been voluntarily recalled by Giant Eagle due to an undeclared egg allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactio...

    More >>

    Giant Eagle has issued a recall for a certain type of prepared food. All lot codes up to and including best by October 24, 2017 of Giant Eagle brand breaded shrimp, prepared and sold from the grab and go sections inside Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets through October 19, 2017 have been voluntarily recalled by Giant Eagle due to an undeclared egg allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactio...

    More >>
  • Daimler profits hit by costs of diesel emissions recall

    Daimler profits hit by costs of diesel emissions recall

    Friday, October 20 2017 5:12 AM EDT2017-10-20 09:12:20 GMT
    Friday, October 20 2017 6:48 AM EDT2017-10-20 10:48:12 GMT
    German automaker Daimler says net profit fell 16 percent in the third quarter as a voluntary recall to improve diesel emissions hurt earnings at its Mercedes-Benz luxury car brand.More >>
    German automaker Daimler says net profit fell 16 percent in the third quarter as a voluntary recall to improve diesel emissions hurt earnings at its Mercedes-Benz luxury car brand.More >>
  • Recall: Door latch on 1M Ford trucks may be faulty

    Recall: Door latch on 1M Ford trucks may be faulty

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 1:22 PM EDT2017-10-18 17:22:18 GMT
    Wednesday, October 18 2017 1:27 PM EDT2017-10-18 17:27:29 GMT

    A door latch issue could allow the door to open while the truck is in motion. It could also prevent the driver from opening the door when necessary.

    More >>

    A door latch issue could allow the door to open while the truck is in motion. It could also prevent the driver from opening the door when necessary.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly