Product Reviews
Take Action

Fight for Fair Finance

Tell the administration and Congress to stand up for the consumer watchdog that protects you from financial fraud and abuse.
Take Action
Why Do We Have Campaigns?
We're fighting to ensure you and your family can get a fair deal in the marketplace, especially on the choices that matter most: health care, privacy, automobiles, food, finances and more. Join our campaigns and together, we'll hold corporations and lawmakers accountable.

More cold packs recalled due to leaking gels

Consumer Reports News: June 11, 2012 12:08 PM

Find Ratings

More leaky Arctic Zone and Cryofreeze gel packs are being recalled by California Innovations, based in Toronto. Consumers may become ill from accidentally ingesting the packs' contents—diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol gels—in large quantities, warns the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. If you own any of the recalled gel packs, stop using them, and safely dispose of a leaking hot-and-cold pack in accordance with local regulations.

This recall is an expansion of earlier recalls of expandable lunch boxes and Travelin' Chef thermal food carriers.

It's especially important to keep foods safe over summer, say at a picnic or on a camping trip. One tip: Store prepared foods—mayonnaise-based egg salad, for example—in a cooler, chilled by bags of ice. Also keep such foods away from raw meats, which should be transported in their own chilled carrier. Get more food-safety tips.

California Innovations is offering cash refunds on certain leaky gel packs. For more information, visit the company's website ( or call 800-722-2545.

California Innovations Expands Recall of Freezer Gel Packs Due to Ingestion Hazard [CPSC]
Important Safety Recall Notice [California Innovations]

Paul Eng

Find Ratings

Home Windows Ratings

View and compare all Home Windows ratings.

E-mail Newsletters

FREE e-mail Newsletters! Choose from cars, safety, health, and more!
Already signed-up?
Manage your newsletters here too.

Home & Garden News


Cars Build & Buy Car Buying Service
Save thousands off MSRP with upfront dealer pricing information and a transparent car buying experience.

See your savings


Mobile Get Ratings on the go and compare
while you shop

Learn more