Yeti Recalls Millions of Coolers, Gear Cases


Yeti Cooler | Image by JLauer/Shutterstock

Yeti is recalling select coolers and gear cases, as announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The products all have similar issues with their magnet-lined closures, which have been reported to be falling off. Yeti noted a risk of death or injury if the magnets are ingested.

If someone were to ingest a magnet, it could become attracted to another metal object, or if someone were to ingest two magnets, they would be attracted to each other. This could result in a blockage in the digestive system, which could lead to perforations, infections, blood poisoning, or even death.

While there have been no reports of individuals ingesting the magnets or the magnets causing harm, Yeti received 1,399 reports of the magnet closures detaching or degrading.

Here is the list of the recalled products, all of which are sold in multiple colors:

–The Hopper M30 Soft Cooler 1.0 and 2.0

–The Hopper M20 Soft Backpack Cooler

–The SideKick Dry Gear Case

The products can be identified by the brand name, as well as the “hang tag,” which will have the exact product name on it.

These products have been sold since March 2018 at several locations, both online and in-person. Some of the largest carriers include Yeti, Dick’s Sporting Goods, ACE Hardware, Academy Sports + Outdoors, and Amazon.

If you are in possession of one of these products, you should stop using it immediately and contact Yeti online here, via email at [email protected], or via phone at 833-444-3151, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CDT Monday through Sunday.

You can ask to receive either a full refund for the product in the form of a Yeti gift card with an extra $25 added to it or to receive a replacement product of equal or greater value.

This is not the first time a Yeti product has been recalled due to an issue with magnets. In 2020, the company recalled its Rambler Travel Mugs with Stronghold Lid, as the magnet slider could eject, causing spillage of hot contents and potential burns.

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8 days ago

Looks like they need to check on quality control. Or come up with a workable design. Does no one test their products anymore? Quality control is now job NONE.