South Florida Case Triggers Igloo Cooler Recall

Igloo is recalling eight of its cooler models after one South Florida family gets a major scare.

The voluntary recall is because of a stainless-steel latch that could accidentally close and a person get locked inside.”

A child in Pompano Beach thought it would be fun to hide inside the cooler.

Surveillance video shows him getting caught when the top drops and locks.

This recall concerns those Igloo® Marine Elite coolers with stainless-steel ability to lock latches sold under the item numbers listed below:

Igloo® Marine Elite 72 quart; Item #00049375

Igloo® Marine Elite 54 quart; Item #00049374

Igloo® Marine Elite 94 quart; Item #00049574

Igloo® Marine Elite 110 quart; Item #00034108

The Igloo coolers sold by West Marine and covered by the recall include:

Igloo®Marine Elite 72 quart; Item #00044476

Igloo®Marine Elite 128 quart; Item #00044479

Igloo®Marine Elite 94 quart; Item #00044478

Igloo®Marine Elite 162 quart; Item #00044480

Igloo says it is working closely with West Marine to send customers a free latch-replacement kit that you can use to easily and safely switch out the current latch. If you haven’t received a kit, you can contact Igloo toll free at 1(888)-257-0934 to see if the free latch-replacement kit has already been mailed to you.

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