Yeti Recalls 1.9 Million Coolers and Cases—Here’s What We Know

Updated: Mar. 15, 2023

Here's how to determine if you have a product included in the Yeti recall—and what your next steps are if so.

If you have a Yeti product, you’ll want to listen up. The popular brand, which initially gained a reputation for its products’ durability, recently issued a recall. The Yeti recall impacts 1.9 million products, so be sure to give your Yeti products a quick once-over to ensure they’re not affected.

Got questions about the Yeti recall? You’re not alone. Let’s walk through what products specifically were included in the massive Yeti recall, as well as why this occurred and what to do next if you have one of these items.

What Yeti Products Have Been Recalled?

Yeti branded coolers and water bottles on display at Dicks Sporting Goods store, Queens, New YorkUCG/Getty Images

The Yeti Hopper M20 soft backpack cooler, Hopper M30 soft cooler (version 1.0 or 2.0), and Sidekick Dry Gear Case are included in the recall. Luckily, the Yeti recall doesn’t include the brand’s beloved Rambler Tumblers.

The recalled items were sold between March 2018 and January 2023, so take proper precautions if you purchased yours within that time window.

Why Have Yeti Coolers and Cases Been Recalled?

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has deemed these gear cases and coolers dangerous because these coolers and cooler cases have magnets that can detach from the product. Since the closures used on these recalled products are faulty, the magnet can easily detach itself inside the cooler, posing a risk of ingestion.

You’re at serious risk if you swallow at least two high-powered magnets. This is because the magnets can attract each other in your body and ultimately become stuck in your digestive system. This may lead to intestinal blockages, perforations, blood poisoning, infection and even death.

Due to the serious nature of this Yeti recall, if you own one or more of these products, you must discontinue use immediately.

How Do I Know If I Have a Recalled Product?

Check your receipt to learn more about your purchased item to determine if you have a recalled product. If you don’t have it, you can also look at any tags you may have saved. Alternatively, you can visit the Yeti website for examples of what these products look like.

Also, consider where you purchased the product. Items included in the Yeti recall were sold at Ace Hardware, Yeti, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Academy Sports + Outdoors and Amazon. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give your Yeti a good look if you bought it at another retailer. Keep in mind that about 40,000 of the recalled items were bought in Canada.

What Should I Do If I Have a Recalled Product?

If you have a product included in the Yeti recall, contact the brand to learn more about getting a refund. You can call Yeti at 833-444-3151 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. central time, seven days a week. You can also email Yeti to request more information at [email protected]. Another option is to visit the website and submit a claim there.

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