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Igloo Recalls Marine Coolers Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards


Recall Date: May 8, 2019

Recall Number: 19-117

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 and click on “Contact Us” at the bottom left of the webpage.

Recall Details

Units: About 60,000

Description: 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.

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 and from January 2015 through March 2019 for between $10 and $180.

Manufacturer: Igloo Products Corp., of Katy, Texas

Manufactured in: USA

Author: Marianne Halterman

Marianne is a member of the SafeKids Coalition of the Central Shenandoah Valley. is an informational site devoted to keeping children safe and informing parents, family members and caregivers of current issues affecting child health and safety.