Lunch Boxes Recalled Due to Faulty Freezer Gel Packs

Posted on January 24, 2012

Food and toy products are what are typically recalled due to dangers of illness or faulty constitution, but many other products can pose a danger as well.

Toronto-based California Innovations, along with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, has issued a recall for a couple of food storage products due to the danger posed by leaking freezer gel.

The first product announced was an insulated lunch box with freezer gel packs, sold in Costco, Leon Korol, and Cost U Less stores between May 2007 and September 2008.  248,000 of the lunch boxes are affected.  Gel can leak out of the packs and cause harm if ingested.  There was one reported instance of a dog chewing the pack and dying as a result of ingesting the gel inside.

The other product recalled for similar reasons is an expandable food carrier sold in Wal-Mart between August 2008 and December 2011.  55,000 units are affected.

Consumers should immediately cease using the products, which were each manufactured in China,  and return them to the stores for a full refund.

As a Fresno personal injury lawyer, I hate to think about how such a seemingly innocuous product can have such awful unintended consequences.  Being a personal injury lawyer in Fresno, I think it’s a tragedy that an animal died before the problem was corrected.

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