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Recall: Travelin' Chef Expandable Thermal Food Carrier

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On 2012-01-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Travelin' Chef Expandable Thermal Food Carrier due to a potential poisoning hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2008 for about $22.

About 60,000 units are involved in this California Innovations food container recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Food Storage Containers category in 2012.

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Travelin' Chef Expandable Thermal Food Carrier
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Company Contact Information:

Website: www.californiainnovations.com
Phone: (800) 722-2545

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What is the problem?

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.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recalled product is a four-piece food carrier set, which 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 recalled thermal carrier has the code "1-38018-69-07" printed on a white label on the inside of the main compartment on the left hand side. The thermal carrier is 18 inches wide, 10.5 inches deep and 4.7 inches high and made of vinyl and polyester. The medium food container measures 9.75 inches by 6.25 inches by 3.5 inches. The large food container measures 11.75 inches by 8.75 inches by 3.5 inches. The gel pack is an 8.5-inch by 8-inch, opaque blue plastic pouch filled with liquid gel. The words "Cryofreeze" and "Ice Pack/Hot Pack" are printed in white letters on the front of the pouch.

Note: Additional lunch boxes sold with similar freezer packs were also recalled.

UPDATE 06/07/2012: Additional gel packs have been recalled.

These items were sold new+ at Walmart between August 2008 to December 2011 for about $22.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

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 may return the gel pack to Walmart for a refund of $6 or contact California Innovations customer service at (800)722-2545 for the same refund.

For additional information, call California Innovations at (800)722-2545 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.californiainnovations.com

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

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