According to an online news report published on stcatharinesstandard.ca, a massive recall of over 40,000 YETI coolers was initiated after reports of potentially deadly magnet ingestion risks. The major recall involves both Yeti backpack coolers and gear cases. The recall announcement states that the following Yeti products are part of this recall, Hopper M30 Soft Coolers, Hopper M20 Soft Backpack Coolers, and SideKick Dry Gear Cases. The affected products are soft-sided gear cases, tote-style and backpack soft-sided insulated coolers that use magnetic strips to seal the coolers’ main compartments.
The recall announcement states that these cooler magnet-lined closures might fail, causing the magnets to detach, posing a potential risk of severe injury or death if swallowed.
Additional affected product are as follows:
Hopper 1.0 M30 Soft Cooler (tote style) – 25″ W x 12″ D x 17″ H x 30″ L and were sold in the following colors: Charcoal, yellow, pink, purple, and blue.
Hopper 2.0 M30 Soft Cooler (tote style) – 25″ W x 12″ D x 17″ H x 30″ L and were sold in the following colors: Charcoal, yellow, pink, blue, navy, and purple.
Hopper M20 Soft Backpack Cooler – 18″ W x 10″ D x 18″ H x 20″ L and were sold in the following colors: Charcoal, navy, pink, yellow, blue, and purple.
Sidekick Dry Gear Case/Pouch – 11″ W x 3″ D x 7″ H and were sold in the following colors: Gray, charcoal, tan, navy, green, coral, red, yellow, olive, blue, pink, and purple.
According to Yeti, customers who purchased these recalled cooled should immediately stop them and contact Yeti. Customers can exchange the recalled products for a replacement product or a gift card.
Swallowing small magnets can cause serious injuries, emergency surgeries, and even death. When multiple magnets are swallowed, they can attract each other through the walls of the intestines, potentially leading to a blockage, perforation, or tearing of the intestinal tissue. The attraction between the magnets can also cause pressure, leading to tissue death or infection.
The severity of the injury depends on the size, shape, and strength of the magnets, as well as the location in the body where they are lodged. Ingesting multiple magnets or a single large magnet increases the risk of complications.
Symptoms of magnet ingestion may include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. If you suspect that you or someone you know has ingested magnets, seek medical attention immediately. Delaying medical treatment can lead to severe complications, such as intestinal blockages, tissue damage, or even death.
To prevent accidental ingestion, keep small magnets and magnet-containing toys away from children, as they may mistake them for candy or small toys. Additionally, be aware of the potential dangers of magnetic jewelry and accessories, which can be accidentally swallowed and cause serious harm.
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