Yeti reportedly recalls close to 2 million coolers and gear cases. And in the event you purchased one of these products, you should stop utilizing it immediately.
Yeti Reportedly Recalls Close To 2 Million Coolers and Gear Cases
Maker of coolers and other outdoor equipments and gears, Yeti on Thursday recalled 1.9 million soft coolers and gear cases. The reported recall affects the Hopper M30 Soft Cooler 1.0 and 2.0, the Hopper M20 Soft Backpack Cooler, and the SideKick Dry Gear Case. The company has said that customers should immediately stop making use of the mentioned products.
The Reason for the Recall
The company has said that the magnet-lined closures in these mentioned products could eventually release the magnets and that ingesting those magnets in question could cause some serious injury or even death in some cases.
An alert that was posted by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said that there have been 1,399 reports of the magnet-lined closures filing or degrading. With that being said, there have been so far no reports of ingestion or injury, so the notice stated.
The Recalled Products Were Sold Between March 2018 and January 2023
The gear and cooler were sold between March 2018 and January 2023 in Canada and the US in stores such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, ACE Hardware, and Academy Sports + Outdoors, as well as online from both Amazon and Yeti. The products come in a variety of colors such as navy, charcoal, and different shades of green.
Affected Customers Can Now Get a Refund or Item Replacement
Customers who reportedly bought a recalled item can fill out a form on the website of Yeti in order to get a full refund or a replacement item. Some of the replacement items include the Hopper Flip 18 Soft Cooler and the Tundra 45 Hard Cooler.