Safety alert on Osprey baby carriersDoes your child carrier have a dangerous harness?
02 June 2016
Osprey has issued a safety warning on its Poco AG backpack child carriers which may have dangerous broken buckles.
If you own an Osprey Poco AG baby carrier you should stop using it immediately and carry out the checks outlined below to find out if it is safe to use. You can contact Osprey for a replacement if you find your carrier's buckles are broken.
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Osprey says that only Poco AG models are affected by the potential safety hazard, including:
- Poco AG
- Poco AG Premium
- Poco AG Plus
If you bought your baby carrier between 29 January and 12 May 2016, then it's likely to be affected.
But if you bought it after 12 May 2016, you have nothing to worry about. Osprey says these products have been inspected and are safe to use.
You can also check the label of the carrier - if there is a red dot the product has been inspected and is safe to use.
What to do if your baby carrier is affected
If you think you own an affected Osprey Poco AG child carrier, stop using it immediately.
Osprey recommends you inspect the buckles of the harness yourself. You will need to check the tension lock buckles on the harness strap on both sides of the carrier; you'll find these where the padded shoulder straps meet the harness strap.
If the buckles are intact and solid then your carrier is safe to use. But if you find that the top bar of the buckles is broken, contact Osprey customer services on 01202 946444 to ask for a replacement.
You will then need to arrange a collection of your Poco AG and fill out a return form to include with the faulty item.
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