Igloo Products Announces Recall of Coolers Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively in West Marine Stores

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2008
Release #08-407

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 382-3823
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Igloo Products Announces Recall of Coolers Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively in West Marine Stores

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Igloo Marine Elite Coolers

Units: About 7,200

Manufacturer: Igloo Products Corp., of Katy, Texas

Hazard: Sharp edges on the stainless steel latch attached to the cooler can pose a laceration hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Igloo Products has received eight reports of lacerations requiring stitches on the consumer’s legs or arms.

Description: This recall involves Marine Elite coolers sold in white with stainless steel latches. The coolers were sold in four sizes: 72 quart, 94 quart, 128 quart and 162 quart.

Sold at: West Marine stores nationwide from January 2008 to July 2008 for between $80 and $375.

Manufactured in: United States (cooler) and China (latch)

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the cooler immediately and contact Igloo Products Corp. to receive a free latch replacement kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Igloo Products toll-free at (888) 257-0934 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.igloocoolers.com/safetyalert

 

Picture of Recalled Cooler

Picture of Recalled Cooler