PhotoOsprey Child Safety Products of Cortez, Colo., is recalling about 31,000 child backpack carriers.

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.


No incidents or injuries are reported.


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, with 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 carriers, manufactured in Vietnam, were sold at REI and specialty outdoor retailers nationwide and online at and from January 2016, through May 2016, for between $250 and $330.

What to 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.  


Consumers may contact Osprey at 800-303-1350 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MT) Monday through Friday, by email at or online at and click on “Poco AG Safety Notice” for more information.


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