What is the Potential Safety Hazard with Coolers?

We expect the products we buy and consume to be safe for our use and consumption. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and sometimes the products we buy pose potential safety hazards. When a potential safety hazard is discovered, it is common for the company and/or a government agency to issue a recall for the product to help prevent injuries to consumers. Recalls happen to a wide variety of products, from food to cars and everything in between. Recently, a company issued a recall for some of their coolers.

The company, Igloo, has voluntarily issued a recall for some of its Marine Elite Coolers. The company issued the recall after the discovery that people could potentially become locked inside the cooler if it were to close. The company states that the stainless steel latch could close and a person could potentially become locked inside. The following coolers are included in the recall:

  • Igloo Marine Elite 72 quart
  • Igloo Marine Elite 54 quart
  • Igloo Marine Elite 94 quart
  • Igloo Marine Elite 110 quart

The company has been working with their distributors to ensure that owners of the effected coolers will be able to have the problem fixed. The company is working to provide a free latch replacement kit to everyone who owns one of the recalled coolers so that they will be able to easily switch out the current latch for a new one that will not have the same potential safety hazards.

If you own one of these coolers and have not received a latch, you are encouraged to call Igloo to request the free latch-replacement kit or to check if one has been mailed to you. After removing and replacing the old latches, they should be disposed of.

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