Igloo recalls marine coolers due to entrapment and suffocation hazards

May 08, 2019

Recall Date: May 8, 2019

Recall Number: 19-117

Igloo Recalls Marine Coolers Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Igloo Marine Elite Coolers

Hazard: The cooler’s stainless-steel latch can automatically lock when the lid is closed, allowing a person to become locked inside the air tight container, posing entrapment and suffocation hazards.

Remedy: Repair
Consumers should immediately put the coolers out of the reach of children. Contact Igloo for

instructions on removing and disposing of the old latch and for a free replacement latch.

Consumer Contact:

Igloo toll-free at 866-509-3503 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.igloocoolers.com and click on “Contact Us” at the bottom left of the webpage.

Recall Details

Units: About 60,000


This recall includes only Igloo Marine Elite line of coolers that are white with stainless-steel latches. The coolers were made for use on boats and marine environments.

The Igloo logo is embossed on the metal latch and on the outside of the coolers. The coolers were sold in 54, 72, 94, 110, and 150 quart sizes. “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.

May 8, 2019


Igloo cooler models

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

Incidents/Injuries: Igloo has received one report of a child who became entrapped in the cooler before being freed by an adult.

Sold At: West Marine, Sportman’s Warehouse, other home and recreational stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com and www.igloocoolers.com from January 2015 through March 2019 for between $10 and $180.

Manufacturer: Igloo Products Corp., of Katy, Texas

Manufactured in: USA


Igloo Marine Elite Coolers made for marine environment use

Igloo Marine Elite coolers made for marine environment use



Igloo Marine Elite coolers made for boating and marine environment use
Igloo Marine Elite coolers made for boating and marine environment use


Igloo Marine Elite coolers stainless-steel latch
Igloo Marine Elite coolers stainless-steel latch

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