YETI, a company known for making coolers and other outdoor gear, recalled 1.9 million soft coolers and gear cases Thursday. The recall affects the Hopper M30 Soft Cooler 1.0 and 2.0, Hopper M20 Soft Backpack Cooler and SideKick Dry Gear Case, which were sold in a variety of colors, like charcoal, navy and different shades of green. YETI said customers should stop using these products immediately.
The coolers and gear were sold between March 2018 and January 2023 in the US and Canada at stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods, ACE Hardware and Academy Sports + Outdoors, as well as online from YETI and Amazon.
YETI said the magnet-lined closures in these products could release the magnets. The company said ingesting the magnets could cause serious injury or death.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports there have been 1,399 reports of the magnet-lined closures degrading or failing. So far there have been no reports of injury or ingestion.
Customers who purchased a recalled item can fill out a form on YETI’s website to receive either a full refund or a replacement item. Some of the suggested replacement items include the Tundra 45 Hard Cooler and Hopper Flip 18 Soft Cooler.
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