It was a very scary couple of minutes for a family in Florida, after their 5 year old boy got locked inside a cooler.

Screenshot of video courtesy: WSVN/CNN
Screenshot of video courtesy: WSVN/CNN

Here is the official statement from Igloo:

Dear Valued Igloo Customer,

We stand behind the quality of our products, and because your safety and satisfaction are our top priority, we wanted to let you know that we are voluntarily recalling the Igloo® Marine Elite coolers which have been sold through West Marine stores. This recall concerns only 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

It is possible that the stainless-steel latch could, inadvertently close where a person could potentially become locked inside. We are 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 us toll free at 1(888)-257-0934 to see if the free latch-replacement kit has already been mailed to you. Once removed, please discard the old stainless-steel latches.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused you. Our goal is to do everything we can to get you back out on the water using and loving your Igloo cooler.

Thank you,
Igloo Products Corp.

Source:[Igloo, 14 News]

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