Osprey Child Safety Products LLC recalls Poco AG, Poco AG Plus and Poco AG Premium Child Carriers

Starting date:
June 7, 2016
Posting date:
June 7, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products, Specialized Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fall Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-58762

Affected products

Poco AG, Poco AG Plus, and Poco AG Premium Child Carriers

Product description

This recall involves the Poco AG, Poco AG Plus and Poco AG Premium model child backpack carriers. These nylon carriers come in seaside blue, ivy green and black. They have a metal frame and a gray padded child’s seat inside. The back of the carrier also has an upper zippered pocket and a lower zipped compartment, along with a stretch pocket in the middle. The production date code identifying when the carrier was manufactured is stamped on a black label sewn in the interior of the large lower zippered compartment in the back of the carrier. Recalled carriers have a production date code of S16SB03, S16SB04, S16SB05, S16SB06 or S16SB07. “Osprey” is printed on the back at the top of the carrier. The model name is printed on the back at the bottom.

The following products are included in this recall:
Style UPC Colour
Poco AG 845136018402 Black
Poco AG 845136018389 Ivy Green
Poco AG 845136018365 Seaside Blue
Poco AG Plus 845136018341 Black
Poco AG Plus 845136018327 Ivy Green
Poco AG Plus 845136018303 Seaside Blue
Poco AG Premium 845136018280 Black
Poco AG Premium 845136018266 Ivy Green
Poco AG Premium 845136018242 Seaside Blue

Hazard identified

A cut in the plastic buckle on the shoulder strap can cause the shoulder strap to release, posing a fall hazard to a child in the carrier.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this product.

Osprey has received one report of an incident in Europe involving the connecting harness buckle breaking, allowing the carrier with the child inside to fall to the floor resulting in a bump on the head.

Number sold

Approximately 300 units of the recalled child carriers were sold at various stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled child carriers were sold from February 2, 2016 to May 1, 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Vietnam.

Companies

Manufacturer
Osprey Child Safety Products LLC
Cortez
Colorado
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
Sambu Vina Sports Co, Ltd
Ho Chi Minh City
Hoc Mon District
VIET NAM
Distributor
In-Sport Fashions, Inc.
Montreal
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately inspect the buckles on both straps of the carrier harness to determine if there is a cut in the plastic buckle on one or both straps. If the buckle is cut, consumers should immediately stop using the carrier and contact Osprey for a free replacement or full refund. Consumers also may contact Osprey and return the carrier for inspection. If the buckle is cut, consumers will receive a replacement or full refund.

For more information, consumers can contact In-Sport by telephone toll-free at 1-800-465-9637 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, or by email or online.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.