(WBNG Binghamton) California Innovations expands recall of freezer gel packs due to ingestion hazards.
If the freezer packs become damaged, they can leak a gel that could cause illness if ingested in large amounts.
Name of Product: Ice/Hot and Ice Gel Packs
About 880,000 (about 248,000 units associated with lunch boxes and 55,000 associated with food carriers are affected by the recall. They were previously recalled in January 2012.
The recalled products are Cryofreeze ice/hot packs and Arctic Zone ice packs.
The packs are gel-filled plastic pouches with either transparent or opaque sealed wrappers. They are used to keep food hot or cold. The gel packs were sold separately and with a variety of lunch boxes, coolers and thermal carriers.
There have been no new reports of incidents or injuries.
The packs were sold at mass merchandise and warehouse store, other retailers and distributors and online sellers nationwide between July 2007 and December 2008.
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 can contact California Innovations to receive a $6 cash refund for large (8.5-inch x 8-inch) Cryofreeze gel packs or a $5 cash refund for all other gel packs.
For additional information, call California Innovations at (800) 722-2545 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail email@example.com or visit the firm's website at www.californiainnovations.com