If you’re using a YETI cooler, you may want to check for missing magnets.
Last week, Health Canada issued a product recall for three of the U.S. company’s soft-sided coolers and one soft-sided gear case after a report that the magnets used to seal the products’ main compartments were failing and detaching from the lining. The magnets pose “a potential risk of serious injury or death if ingested,” Health Canada said in its recall.
The affected products include the Hopper M20 Soft Backpack Cooler, the Hopper M30 Soft Coolers, and the SideKick Dry Gear Case/Pouch. According to the government agency, over 40,000 of the recalled products were sold in Canada between March 2018 and January 2023. As of March, there’s been one report of the magnets failing and no ingestion incidents. In the U.S., however, YETI sold 1.5 million units of the recalled products and has reported 1,399 instances of the magnets failing but no ingestion incidents.
If you purchased one of these products, Health Canada advises that you immediately stop using it and contact YETI to coordinate the return of the product. To compensate those affected, YETI is offering a suggested replacement product of equal or greater value than the recalled product or a full refund in the form of a YETI gift card.
The suggested replacement products include the Tundra 45 Hard Cooler in exchange for the Hopper M20 Soft Backpack Cooler, the Hopper Flip 18 Soft Cooler in exchange for the Hopper M30 1.0 Soft Cooler, the Tundra 65 Hard Cooler in exchange for the Hopper M30 2.0 Soft Cooler, and either the Daytrip Lunch Box or Daytrip Lunch Bag in exchange for the SideKick Dry Gear Case/Pouch.
To find out more about returning a recalled product, you can call YETI at 1-833-444-3151, email the company at firstname.lastname@example.org, or submit a claim through its product recall page.
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