|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 382-3823
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
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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