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Igloo recalls nearly 60K Marine Elite coolers due to entrapment, suffocation hazards

Igloo is recalling about 60,000 Igloo Marine Elite coolers due to entrapment and suffocation hazards.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the cooler’s stainless-steel latch can automatically lock when the lid is closed, allowing a person to become locked inside the air tight container, posing entrapment and suffocation hazards.

This recall includes only 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.

Igloo cooler models include:

  • Igloo Marine Elite 54 quart
  • Igloo Marine Elite 72 quart
  • Igloo Marine Elite Legend 94 quart
  • Igloo Marine Elite Glide 110 quart
  • Igloo Marine Elite Contour 150 quart

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 at West Marine, Sportman’s Warehouse, other home and recreational stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com and igloocoolers.com  from January 2015 through March 2019 for between $10 and $180.

Consumers can contact Igloo toll-free at 1-866-509-3503 between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at igloocoolers.com and click on “Contact Us” at the bottom left of the webpage.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Photo: Courtesy U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
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