The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported that Yeti is recalling about 1.9 million coolers due to magnet ingestion hazards due to product failures.
According to the information, the closures of the coolers are lined with magnets that can fail and cause them to come off, posing a risk of serious injury or death if swallowed.
“When two or more high-powered magnets are swallowed, swallowed magnets can be attracted to each other or to another metal object and become lodged in the digestive system. This can result in perforation, twisting and/or blockage of the intestines, infection, blood poisoning, and death,” the CPSC says.
The recall includes:
– The Yeti Hopper M30 Soft Cooler 1.0 and 2.0 (measures approximately 25 inches wide and 17 inches tall)
– The Hopper M20 Soft Backpack Cooler (measures approximately 18 inches wide and 18 inches tall)
– The SideKick Dry Gear Case (measures approximately 11 inches wide and 7 inches tall)
The products have a main pocket closure lined with high power magnetswhich are enclosed in a heat-sealed plastic strip.
The company has received 1,399 reports of magnet-coated closures degrading or failing, including reports of missing or detached magnets. So far no magnet ingestions or injuries have been reported.
The products were sold in Dick’s Sporting Goods, ACE Hardware, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Yeti and other stores nationwide. Online they were traded on Yeti and Amazon from March 2018 to January 2023 for around $50 for the SideKick Dry Gear Case, $325 for the Hopper M20 Soft Backpack Cooler, and $300-$350 for the Hopper M30 Soft Cooler 1.0 and 2.0. Some 40,760 products were also sold in Canada.
The recommendation for consumers is to immediately stop using the recalled products. and contact Yeti for a full refund or replacement product. They can go to www.yeti.com for instructions on how to return the product free of charge and to choose a suggested replacement product of equal or greater value or a full refund in the form of a Yeti gift card with an additional $25 value. .
People can also call toll free at 833-444-3151 7 am to 7 pm CT Monday through Sunday, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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