Igloo recalls ice chests after South Florida boy gets trapped inside cooler

A South Florida boy named Nicholas got trapped inside an Igloo cooler, prompting a nationwide recall.
Posted at 5:09 AM, Mar 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-12 05:14:33-04

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — (NBC) - Video this month of a South Florida boy getting trapped inside a cooler has prompted a nationwide recall.

On March 2, a surveillance camera at a Pompano Beach home showed a young boy named Nicholas Wanes climb into a cooler. That's when the lid suddenly shut and the latch closed, trapping the boy inside.

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Luckily his parents were nearby, heard his screams and were quick to react. They were able to quickly free the 5-year-old boy from the cooler, and he was not hurt.

On March 8, Igloo voluntarily recalled all Igloo Marine Elite coolers with stainless-steel ability to lock latches.

Below is a list of the coolers under the recall:

  • Igloo® Marine Elite 72 quart; Item #00049375
  • Igloo® Marine Elite 54 quart; Item #00049374
  • Igloo® Marine Elite 94 quart; Item #00049574
  • Igloo® Marine Elite 110 quart; Item #00034108
  • Igloo® Marine Elite 150 quart; Item #00049573
  • Igloo® Lockable Latch; Item #00020087

Courtesy NBC News Channel