Health Canada recalls YETI coolers and gear case over potential ‘magnet ingestion’ hazard – CTV

March 10, 202

Health Canada has issued a recall for four YETI coolers and one gear case after an incident of detaching magnets was reported in Canada.

The U.S. company, which specializes in outdoor travel products like mugs and lunch bags, said the following products were reported to have a risk of detaching magnets from its lined closures: Hopper 1.0 M30 Soft Cooler (tote style); Hopper® 2.0 M30 Soft Cooler (tote style); Hopper® M20 Soft Backpack Cooler ; and the Sidekick Dry® Gear Case/Pouch

The affected products were sold from March 2018 to January 2023 with 40,762 having been sold in Canada. In its recall notice, Health Canada reports that 1.9 million affected units were sold in the U.S., however a spokesperson for YETI emailed on Thursday to clarify that of the 1.9 million units impacted, only approximately 1.5 million units were actually sold.

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