The backpacks were recalled after four reports of infants maneuvering both of their legs into one leg opening and slipping out of the harness.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):
Osprey has received four reports of children falling through the carrier leg openings, resulting in one report of a skull fracture and one report of scratches to the head.”
The recall includes Poco Plus and Poco Premium child backpack carriers with a metal frame, kick-stand, and a padded child seat. They came in red, grey, and blue colors with “Osprey” printed on the back.
Production codes are printed on a black label sewn in the backpack: S12SBPR1, S12SBPR1B, S12SBPR2, S12SBPR3, S12SBPR4, F12SBPR1, F12SBPR2, S13SB IPO, S13SBPR1S14SBPR3, S14SBPR4, S14SBPR5, S13SBPR2, S13SBPR3, S13SBPR4, F13SBPR1, F13SBPR2, F13SBPR3, S14SBPR1 or S14SBPR2.
They were sold at REI and outdoor stores nationwide and online at amazon.com from January 2012 through December 2015 for between $200 and $300.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled baby backpacks and contact Osprey for a free seat pad insert.
In May 2016, Osprey recalled 31,000 Poco AG baby backpacks because a cut in a plastic buckle on the shoulder strap could cause it to release, posing a fall hazard. No injuries were reported. They were sold from January to May 2016.
For more information, you can call Osprey toll-free at 866-951-5197 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or online at www.ospreypacks.com and click on “Poco Safety Notices’ on the navigation bar at the top right hand corner of the page.