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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.

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