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Nearly 2 Million Yeti Coolers Recalled for Injury Risk

Over 1,300 complaints received

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Yeti has recalled almost 2 million soft coolers and gear due to the possibility of the magnets in the magnet-lined closures becoming loose and falling off, which could result in serious injury or death if accidentally swallowed.

“When two or more high-powered magnets are swallowed, the ingested magnets can attract to each other, or to another metal object, and become lodged in the digestive system,” said a recall statement from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). “This can result in perforations, twisting and/or blockage of the intestines, infection, blood poisoning and death.”

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The agency received 1,399 reports of magnets missing or coming loose. However, no ingestions or injuries have been reported.

The affected products, priced from $50 to $350 depending on the item, were sold nationwide between March 2018 and January 2023 through various retailers, including Academy Sports + Outdoors, Ace Hardware, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and

The affected coolers and gear, sold in a variety of colors, have a main pocket lined with high-powered magnets that are enclosed in a heat-sealed plastic strip. They are:

  • M20 Soft Backpack Cooler, 18 inches by 18 inches.
  • M30 Soft Cooler 1.0 and 2.0, 25 inches by 17 inches.
  • Sidekick Dry Gear Case, 11 inches by 7 inches.

Consumers who purchased any of the recalled items are advised to stop using them immediately and contact Yeti for a full refund or replacement product.

Fill out this form to select a replacement item of equal or greater value. Otherwise, a full refund in the form of a Yeti gift card may be selected with additional value, depending on the product.

Yeti may also be contacted at 833-444-3151 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT or by email at

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