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60,000 Igloo Coolers Recalled — Child Entrapment Hazard


Igloo Coolers has voluntarily issued a recall for approximately 60,000 of their Elite Marine units with automatically locking latches following a report of a child being trapped inside.

About the Igloo Elite Marine Cooler Recall

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), five of Igloo’s Elite Marine cooler models are designed with stainless-steel latches that lock automatically when the lid is fully closed. This locking feature poses an entrapment and suffocation hazard to children who can fit inside the coolers. One family reported that their child had to be freed from the container after he hid inside and became entrapped. Models equipped with this locking feature were listed in the CPSC’s report and are displayed below:

  • 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

Recalled units were sold at West Marine, Sportsman’s Warehouse, and other home and recreational stores nationwide as well as online at Amazon.com and www.igloocoolers.com from January 2015 through March 2019. The coolers were sold in 54, 72, 94, 110, and 150-quart sizes for $10 to $180.

Description of the Igloo Elite Marine Coolers

Information provided by the Consumer Product Safety Commission:

  • The coolers were made for use on boats and marine environments.
  • Coolers are white with stainless steel latches.
  • The Igloo logo is embossed on the metal latch and on the outside of the coolers.
  • “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.

Repairs for the Igloo Elite Marine Coolers

The CPSC recommends that owners of the recalled cooler immediately place it in an area where children cannot access the product. Igloo Coolers is offering a free replacement latch and instructions on how to remove and dispose of the existing stainless-steel latch when consumers call their toll-free number at 866-509-3503 or report their problem on their website at www.igloocoolers.com. Igloo Coolers is available for contact between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

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