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Consumer Recalls: Expandable Lunch Boxes + More!

by Tara Kuczykowski on January 24, 2012 · 2 comments

Consumer Recalls: Expandable Lunch Boxes + More!

There have been several consumer recalls over the past couple of days that may affect Deal Seeking Mom readers. Please refer to the links included in each section for more details about the specific recalls:

Expandable Lunch Boxes

California Innovations Inc., of Toronto, Canada announced a voluntary recall of Expandable Insulated Lunch Box with Freezer Gel Pack because the gel that contains diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol can leak out of damaged freezer gel packs, posing a poisoning hazard if ingested by children or adults. For a complete description of the recalled item, go here. The affected lunch boxes were sold at Costco Wholesale Clubs, Leon Korol and Cost U Less stores between May 2007 and September 2008 for about $10.

Consumers should immediately stop using the gel packs and dispose of them according to federal, state and/or local regulations. It is recommended that consumers contact their local waste disposal authority for instructions. Consumers may return the lunch box set to Costco for a full refund or may receive a $5 cash refund for the gel pack only by contacting California Innovations. For additional information, call California Innovations at (800) 722-2545 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail or visit the firm's website.

Other Recall

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Christine Baue January 25, 2012 at 11:33 am

We have this set. Thanks for the notice!


2 claudine January 25, 2012 at 11:48 am

Seriously?! They couldn't use a nontoxic gel in the freezer packs that are to be used in food containers?! This kind of thing really disappoints me. Who makes these decisions?


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