Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and California Innovations have voluntarily recalled Travelin' Chef expandable thermal food carriers for ingestion hazards the product poses to consumers. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on January 23, 2012.
The recall was issued after discovering that the gel freezer packs contain diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol that can leak from damaged freezer packs. This poses a poisoning hazard if ingested by consumers.
“The recalled product is a four-piece food carrier set, which includes a light blue thermal carrier with black carrying handles, a medium plastic food container, a large plastic food container and a freezer gel pack. The recalled thermal carrier has the code ‘1-38018-69-07’ printed on a white label on the inside of the main compartment on the left hand side. The thermal carrier is 18 inches wide, 10.5 inches deep and 4.7 inches high and made of vinyl and polyester. The medium food container measures 9.75 inches by 6.25 inches by 3.5 inches. The large food container measures 11.75 inches by 8.75 inches by 3.5 inches. The gel pack is an 8.5-inch by 8-inch, opaque blue plastic pouch filled with liquid gel. The words ‘Cryofreeze" and "Ice Pack/Hot Pack’ are printed in white letters on the front of the pouch,” reported the CPSC.
Consumers are advised to return the gel pack to any Walmart for a $6 refund. Consumers can also contact California Innovations to receive the same refund at (800) 722-2545.
For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact California Innovations at (800) 722-2545 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.californiainnovations.com.
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