The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of Cryofreeze and Arctic Zone freezer gel packs because of the danger of illness if the gel packs are ingested.
About 880,000 Cryofreeze ice/hot packs and Arctic Zone ice packs are included in this recall.
248,000 of the gel packs associated with lunch boxes and 55,000 associated with food carriers were already recalled in January 2012.
The packs are gel-filled plastic pouches with either transparent or opaque sealed wrappers used to keep food hot or cold.
Although no injuries have been reported yet, the Safety Commission 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 gel packs were sold separately and with a variety of lunch boxes, coolers and thermal carriers. Six gel pack styles are being recalled:
Anyone who has one of the gel packs is asked to stop using it, and contact the importers, California Innovations, to receive a $6 or $5 refund depending on the size of the pack.
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
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