Recall news

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Posted: Jan 23, 2012 4:00 PM

The following recalls have been announced:

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INSULATED LUNCH BOXES

DETAILS: Expandable Insulated Lunch Box with Freezer Gel Pack imported by California Innovations Inc., of Toronto, Canada; sold at Costco Wholesale Clubs, Leon Korol and Cost U Less stores from May 2007 through September 2008. The three-piece, expandable, insulated lunch box set includes the lunch box, aluminum bottle and the freezer gel pack. The lunch box is made of vinyl, polyester nylon and crushed nylon and has a logo with the words "Ci Sport" attached to the upper left corner. It has a carrying handle on the top and a mesh carrying pouch for the aluminum bottle on the side. The gel pack is a 6-inch by 4-inch transparent plastic pouch filled with blue liquid gel and the words "Cryofreeze" and "Ice Pack/Hot Pack" are printed in white letters on the front of it. The lunch box was available in navy blue, red, black and denim blue. The lunch boxes were manufactured in China.

WHY: 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.

INCIDENTS: The firm has received two separate reports of a dog chewing and ingesting gel from the gel pack. One dog reportedly died from ingestion of the gel. The other was reported to have received treatment and has recovered.

HOW MANY: About 248,000.

FOR MORE: Contact California Innovations at 800-722-2545 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST or visit the firm's website at http://www.californiainnovations.com.

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THERMAL FOOD CARRIERS

DETAILS: Travelin' Chef Expandable Thermal Food Carrier imported by California Innovations Inc., of Toronto, Canada; sold at Walmart from August 2008 through December 2011. The four-piece food carrier set 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 thermal carrier is made of vinyl and polyester. The gel pack is an 8.5-inch by 8-inch, opaque blue plastic pouch filled with liquid gel and the words "Cryofreeze" and "Ice Pack/Hot Pack" are printed in white letters on the front of it. The thermal food carriers were manufactured in China.

WHY: 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.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 55,000.

FOR MORE: Contact California Innovations at 800-722-2545 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST or visit the firm's website at http://www.californiainnovations.com.