Two recalls have been issued for insulated lunch boxes and food carriers imported by California Innovations, Inc., of Toronto, Canada. The recall was issued due to an ingestion hazard of the freezer gel pack that was included with the food containers. The freezer gel pack contains ethylene glycol and diethylene glycol which can leak out of damaged freezer gel packs, posing a poisoning hazard if ingested by children or adults.
Expandable Insulated Lunch Box with Freezer Gel Pack
Approximately 248,000 expandable insulated lunch boxes with a freezer gel pack were recalled. Manufactured in China, the lunch boxes were sold for about $10 at Costco Wholesale Clubs, Cost U Less and Leon Korol stores between May 2007 and September 2008.
Two incident reports have been filed, both concerning pets who ingested the gel. One animal died and the other received treatment and recovered.
The recalled product is a Ci Sport expandable, insulated three-piece set which includes the freezer gel pack, an aluminum bottle and the lunch box.
- Lunch Box — The lunch box has the code “1-61731-99-57″ printed on one of the two white labels which are sewn under the white fastener inside the main compartment. It came in four colors: red, black, denim blue and navy blue. The lunch box, which is 8 inches wide, 5 inches deep and 10.25 inches high, is made of vinyl, polyester nylon and crushed nylon. It has a logo with the words “Ci Sport” attached to the upper left corner above an outer pocket. The lunch box has a carrying handle on the top and a mesh carrying pouch for the aluminum bottle on the side.
- Aluminum Bottle — The bottle is 2.75 inches in diameter and 7.5 inches tall.
- Freezer Gel Pack — The gel pack, which is 6 inches by 4 inches, is a transparent plastic pouch filled with blue liquid gel. The words “Cryofreeze” and “Ice Pack/Hot Pack” are printed in white letters on the front of the pouch.
If you have one of these lunch boxes, stop using the gel packs immediately and store it out of reach of children and pets. If you or your loved one has been injured because of ingesting the gel from this recalled product, email the personal injury lawyers at Carr & Carr Attorneys today or call 1-877-392-4878. We have helped many victims who have been hurt by recalled products and would like to visit with you about your situation to see if we can help. You may be entitled to financial compensation including lost wages if you had to miss work, medical bills to pay for your treatment, and pain and suffering.
Travelin’ Chef Expandable Thermal Food Carrier
Approximately 55,000 Travelin’ Chef Expandable Thermal Food Carriers have been recalled for the same reason: the freezer gel pack contains diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol. These toxic chemicals can leak out of damaged freezer gel packs, posing a poisoning hazard if ingested by children or adults. Although no injuries have yet been reported, the product is being recalled because it has the same type of freezer gel pack as the lunch box. The food carrier, which was manufactured in China, is also from California Innovations, Inc., of Toronto. These food carriers were sold for about $22 at Walmart between August 2008 and December 2011.
The four-piece food carrier set includes:
- A light blue thermal carrier with black handles; 18 inches wide, 10.5 inches deep and 4.7 inches high; made of vinyl and polyester; the code “1-38018-69-07″ is printed on a white label on the inside of the main compartment on the left-hand side.
- One medium plastic food container; 9.75 inches by 6.25 inches by 3.5 inches.
- One larger plastic food container; 11.75 inches by 8.75 inches by 3.5 inches.
- One freezer gel pack; 8.5-inch by 8-inch, opaque blue plastic pouch which is filled with liquid gel; “Cryofreeze” and “Ice Pack/Hot Pack” are printed in white letters on the front of the pouch.
If you have one of these food carriers, stop using the gel pack immediately. Store the damaged gel pack out of reach of children and animals. If you or someone you know has been injured due to ingesting the gel in the freezer packs, email the product recall lawyers at Carr & Carr Attorneys. Or, call us at 1-877-392-4878. With offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Springdale, we help families in Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas, as well as across the U.S. Remember, it does not cost anything for your initial phone call or visit with us. Additionally, since we work on a contingency fee basis, you pay for our services only if we settle or win your case.
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