More than 80,000 child carriers are being recalled because the leg openings may be too big, posing the risk of children slipping through and getting injured. Other recalled consumer products this week include remote-controlled vehicles that pose a fire hazard and infant booties that pose a choking hazard.
Here’s a more detailed look:
CHILD BACKPACK CARRIERS
DETAILS: All models of Poco, Poco Plus and Poco Premium child backpack carriers made between January 2012 and December 2014. 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. The production date is stamped on a black label sewn into the interior of the large lower zippered compartment on the back of the carrier. 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. “Osprey” is printed on the fabric above the kick stand. The model name is printed on the back at the bottom. They were sold at REI and specialty outdoor stores nationwide and at Amazon.com from January 2012 to December 2015.
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WHY: A child seated in the carrier can slip through the leg openings, posing a fall hazard to children.
INCIDENTS: 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.
HOW MANY: About 82,000 in the U.S and about 5,732 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Osprey at 866-951-5197 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, send email to [email protected] or visit www.ospreypacks.com and click on “Poco Safety Notices” on the navigation bar at the top right hand corner of the page for more…