The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC) on Thursday announced an expanded recall of Ice/Hot and Ice Gel Packs from Toronto-based company California Innovations.
The recalled products are sold as Cryofreeze ice/hot packs and Arctic Zone ice packs. Both are gel-filled plastic pouches, with either opaque or transparent wrappers.
The CPSC says if the packs become damaged, they can leak gel that could contain diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol, which can cause illness if ingested in large amounts.
The recall now includes 880,000 units. In January, about 248,000 units associated with lunch boxes and 55,000 associated with food carriers were recalled. There have been no new reports of incidents or injuries.
The gel packs were sold separately and with a variety of lunch boxes, coolers and thermal carriers. Six gel pack styles are being recalled:
Cryofreeze ice/hot packs in small and large styles. Both have opaque blue wrappers with the words "Cryofreeze," "Ice Pack/Hot Pack," "Non-toxic" and "Reusable" printed on the front:
The small gel pack is 6 inches wide and 5.5 inches high
The large gel pack is 8.5 inches wide and 8 inches high
Cryofreeze Transparent Cell ice/hot packs in three styles. Each has a transparent wrapper with the words "Cryofreeze," "Ice Pack/Hot Pack," "Non-toxic" and "Reusable" printed on the front:
One 3-cell pack has three connected rectangular-shaped pouches of blue gel and is 7.85 inches wide and 5.5 inches high.
Another 3-cell pack has three connected square-shaped pouches of blue gel and is 7.6 inches wide and 3 inches high.
The 2-cell pack has two connected square-shaped pouches of blue gel and is 5 inches wide and 3 inches high.
Arctic Zone ice pack is 6.25 inches wide and 4 inches high and has an opaque blue wrapper. The Arctic Zone logo and a picture of an iceberg appear on the front of the wrapper. The words "ICE," "Personal Ice Pack" and "Non-Toxic Leak Proof Gel" are also printed on the front of the wrapper.
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