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Child backpack carriers recalled after kids slip, fall out

1 child suffered a broken skull
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Posted at 3:18 PM, Apr 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 16:18:49-04

Osprey has recalled its popular Poco child-carrying backpacks after at least four reports of kids falling out of them, resulting in a broken skull for one.

All models of Osprey's Poco, Poco Plus and Poco Premium backpacks manufactured from January 2012 to December 2014 have been recalled. That affects more than 80,000 carriers that were sold in North America.

The recall was announced Thursday, indicating children seated in the carrier can slip through the leg holes and fall to the ground.

Osprey said it has received four reports of children falling out of the backpacks, resulting in various injuries including a skull fracture for one.

The company recommends owners stop using the backpacks immediately and contact the company to receive an improved seat pad that can apparently fix the issue.

Affected carriers have production date codes of:

  • S12SBPR1
  • S12SBPR1B
  • S12SBPR2
  • S12SBPR3
  • S12SBPR4
  • F12SBPR1
  • F12SBPR2
  • S13SB IPO
  • S13SBPR1
  • S13SBPR2
  • S13SBPR3
  • S13SBPR4
  • F13SBPR1
  • F13SBPR2
  • F13SBPR3
  • S14SBPR1
  • S14SBPR2
  • S14SBPR3
  • S14SBPR4
  • S14SBPR5

Clint Davis covers entertainment and trending news topics for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.