Igloo Recalls Marine Coolers Due to Entrapment and suffocation hazards after a child becomes trapped inside.
The company says the cooler’s stainless-steel latch can automatically lock when the lid is closed, allowing a person to become locked inside the airtight container, posing entrapment and suffocation hazards.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, this recall includes only the Igloo Marine Elite line of coolers that are white with stainless-steel latches. The coolers were made for use on boats and marine environments.
The Igloo logo is embossed on the metal latch and on the outside of the coolers. The coolers were sold in 54, 72, 94, 110, and 150-quart sizes. “Igloo Marine Elite Cooler” and the quart size are printed on a label on the coolers. The 110 quart model of the cooler has two wheels and a metal handle that can be used to pull the cooler.
Consumers should immediately put the coolers out of the reach of children. Contact Igloo for instructions on removing and disposing of the old latch and for a free replacement latch.
Igloo has received one report of a child who became entrapped in the cooler before being freed by an adult.
The coolers were sold online at Amazon.com as well as at Walmart and recreational stores nationwide.