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YETI® Soft Cooler and Gear Case Recall
Almost 2 million YETI® soft coolers and gear cases were recalled after a design flaw on the bags created an ingestion hazard. The recall involves the YETI® Hopper M20 Soft Backpack Cooler, Hopper M30 Soft Cooler 1.0 and 2.0, and the SideKick Dry Gear Case, all of which have been sold in multiple colors. According to the recall report, these products include a primary pocket closure lined with high-powered magnets enclosed in a heat-sealed strip. The safety risk comes from the magnet-lined closures, which can fail and result in the magnets detaching and pose a risk of severe injury or death if ingested.
The recall notice warned that consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and to immediately contact YETI® to receive a complete refund or replacement product.
If you or someone you love ingested or suffered injuries due to this dangerous design flaw, contact Morgan & Morgan today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. We may be able to help you recover the compensation you need and deserve.
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Why are the YETI® Products Recalled?
In cooperation with Health Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), YETI® has voluntarily recalled the Hopper M20 Soft Backpack, Hopper M30 Soft Cooler versions 1.0 and 2.0, and the SideKick Dry Gear Case. The recalled products come with magnet-lined enclosures that can fail to release the magnets. In the case that these magnets are ingested, it could pose a severe risk of injury or death.
While there have been no reports of magnet ingestion or related injuries yet, YETI® has received nearly 1,400 reports of the magnet-lined closures failing or deteriorating over time, including reports that the magnets inside the closures have either detached or gone missing entirely.
What Injuries Am I at Risk Of?
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, when an individual swallows two or more high-powered magnets while in your system, they can attract towards one another or to another metal object and become lodged in your digestive system. Once stuck, they can cause holes, create twisting and cause blockage of your intestines. Other issues caused by ingested magnets include infection, blood poisoning, and even death.
Which YETI® Products Have Been Recalled?
As previously mentioned, on March 9, 2023, roughly 1.9 million YETI® products have been recalled due to a magnet ingestion hazard. The defective products were sold nationwide from March 2018 to January 2023 at retail stores like Dick's Sporting Goods, ACE Hardware, Academy Sports + Outdoors, and YETI®. The products were also available for purchase online on YETI's® website and Amazon.
Listed below are the specific products included in the recall.
- Hopper M20 Backpack Charcoal: 18050125001
- Hopper M20 Backpack Navy: 18050125002
- Hopper M20 Backpack Navy Bimini Pink: 18060131041
- Hopper M20 Backpack Navy: Alpine Yellow: 18060131040
- Hopper M20 Backpack Navy: Nordic Blue: 18060131120
- Hopper M20 Backpack Navy: Nordic Purple: 18060131101
Hopper M30 1.0
- Hopper M30 1.0 Charcoal: 18025160000
- Hopper M30 1.0 Navy: 18025180000
- Hopper M30 1.0 River Green: 18025170000
- Hopper M30 1.0 Coral: 18060131040
- Hopper M30 1.0 Sagebrush Green: 18025190000
- Hopper M30 1.0 Aquifer Blue: 18025200000
- Hopper M30 1.0 King Crab Orange: 18060130055
Hopper M30 2.0
- Hopper M30 2.0 Charcoal: 18060130091
- Hopper M30 2.0 Navy: 18060130090
- Hopper M30 2.0 Bimini Pink: 18060131053
- Hopper M30 2.0 Alpine Yellow: 18060131053
- Hopper M30 2.0 Nordic Blue: 18060131119
- Hopper M30 2.0 Nordic Purple: 18060131100
- SideKick Dry Fog Gray: 18060130003
- SideKick Dry Field Tan: 18060130004
- SideKick Dry Charcoal: 18060130018
- SideKick Dry Coral: 18060130031
- SideKick Dry Navy: 18050125050
- SideKick Dry River Green: 18050130001
- SideKick Dry Sagebrush Green: 18060130041
- SideKick Dry Harvest Red: 26010000171
- SideKick Dry Highlands Olive: 26010000191
- SideKick Dry Alpine Yellow: 18060131059
- SideKick Dry Bimini Pink: 18060131060
- SideKick Dry Nordic Blue: 18060131123
- SideKick Dry Nordic Purple: 18060131114
How Can I Submit a Claim?
In order to submit a claim for your recalled YETI® products, you'll need to visit yeti.com for complete instructions on returning the product. Once you have completed the recall form, you should be able to return your defective product free of charge. YETI® is also offering for you to receive a suggested replacement product of equal or greater value. YETI® is also offering its customers a full refund through a YETI® gift card. Along with the refund, they are offering an additional $25.
At Morgan & Morgan, our attorneys understand how submitting a claim for a recall can be a complicated matter. For questions regarding the recall and how you can submit a claim, you can depend on us to help you every step of the way. Connect with one of our attorneys today by completing our free, no-obligation case evaluation form, and one of our staff members will be in touch.
Do I Need to Hire an Attorney?
Working with an attorney can only benefit you when it comes to submitting a claim when a product is recalled.
When you decide to work with one of our personal injury attorneys, they will help you understand the gravity of your case and the laws behind the recall and ensure that you are on the right track. And in the event that you need to go to trial, your attorney and legal staff will be more than ready to defend you.
If you believe you may have a recalled YETI® product or that you were injured because of your YETI® product, you may be entitled to compensation. For more information regarding this case, you can connect with one of our attorneys today by completing our free, no-obligation case evaluation form.