Consumer product recall

YETI Soft Coolers and Gear Case recalled due to potential magnet ingestion hazard

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Summary

Product
Hopper® M20 Soft Backpack Cooler, Hopper® M30 Soft Cooler, SideKick Dry® Gear Case
Issue
Consumer products - Ingestion hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled product and contact YETI Canada for a suggested replacement product of equal or greater value or gift card.

Affected products

The products are various backpack and tote style soft-sided insulated coolers and a soft-sided gear case that utilize magnetic strips for closure of their primary compartments. Additional product details are below.

Product Exterior Dimensions Capacity Colors
Hopper® M20 Soft Backpack Cooler 18”W x 10”D x 18”H 20L Charcoal, navy, pink, yellow, blue, and purple
Hopper® 1.0 M30 Soft Cooler (tote style) 25”W x 12”D x 17”H 30L Charcoal, pink, yellow, blue, and purple
Hopper® 2.0 M30 Soft Cooler (tote style) 25”W x 12”D x 17”H 30L Charcoal, pink, navy, blue, purple and yellow
Sidekick Dry® Gear Case/Pouch 11”W x 3”D x 7”H Gray, tan, charcoal, navy, coral, green, red, olive, yellow, pink, blue, and purple

Issue

The magnet-lined closures of these products can fail and result in detached magnets, which poses a potential risk of serious injury or death if ingested.

As of March 3, 2023, the company has received one incident report in Canada, and no reports of magnet ingestions or injuries. In the United States, the company has received 1,399 incident reports, including reports of detached or missing magnets and no reports of magnet ingestions or injuries.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact YETI Canada to coordinate the return of the product for a suggested replacement product of equal or greater value or a gift card.

For more information, consumers can contact YETI by telephone at 1-833-444-3151 Monday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT; email at: productrecall@yeti.com or online at www.yeti.ca and click on “Product Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information. 

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and YETI Coolers, LLC.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.

Additional information

Background

Number Sold

The company reported that 40,762 products were sold in Canada and approximately 1,900,000 were sold in the United States.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from March 2018 to January 2023.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in China, Vietnam and Philippines

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Category
Consumer products - Outdoor living
Companies

Distributor

YETI Canada Limited

300 Town Centre Blvd., Suite 101

Markham, Ontario

L3R 5Z6

Importer

YETI Canada Limited

300 Town Centre Blvd., Suite 101

Markham, Ontario

L3R 5Z6

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-73105