(WXIN) – More than 1 million YETI coolers recalled due to risk associated with magnetic closures.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the recall affects the YETI Hopper M30 Soft Cooler 1.0 and 2.0, the Hopper M20 Soft Backpack Cooler and the SideKick Dry Gear Case. The products have a main pocket fastener lined with powerful magnets enclosed in thermoforming plastic tape.
The recalled coolers were sold at Dick’s Sporting Goods, ACE Hardware, Academy Sports + Outdoors, YETI and other stores nationwide and online between March 2018 and January 2023.
The recall was initiated because the magnetic-backed clasps can fail and cause the magnets to detach. This poses a risk of serious injury or death if swallowed.
The CPSC said that if two or more powerful magnets are swallowed, they may be attracted to each other or to another metal object and become lodged in the digestive system. This can lead to perforation, twisting and/or obstruction of the intestine, infection, blood contamination and death.
To date, YETI has received 1,399 reports of degradation or failure of magnetic shell closures, including missing or disconnected magnets. There have been no reports of magnet ingestion or injuries.
Anyone who has the recalled products should stop using them and contact YETI Get a full refund or product replacement.
Anyone with questions can contact YETI toll free at 833-444-3151 between 7am and 7pm CT Monday through Sunday or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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