YETI Recalls 250,000 Travel Mugs for Risk of Burn Injuries
YETI has recalled about 241,500 Rambler travel mugs with Stronghold Lids because of a risk of burn injuries. According to an alert posted on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) safety alert, the Texas-based company warned that the Stronghold Lid’s MagSlider and mug contents can be expelled if the mug is filled with hot liquid, sealed with the lid and “agitated or inverted.” This can pose a burn injury hazard.
Details of the Recall
So far, no injuries have been reported. But, YETI said it received two reports of the magnetic sliders ejecting from the lid after being sealed with hot liquid. The travel mugs were sold for about $35 during the month of October at YETI stores nationwide and online at yeti.com. The recall only includes mugs with the date code 34204010, which is printed on the bottom of the mug.
The travel mugs were sold in a number of colors include black, navy, ice pink, Northwoods green, graphite and copper. YETI is asking consumers to stop using the mug and visit yeti.com to learn how to return the lid for a refund. For more information, call 833-444-3151.
Product Liability Issues
More than 500,000 scalding injuries occur each year in the United States. Hot liquids can cause serious burn injuries. In fact, scalds are the number one cause of burn injury to children under the age of 4. Coffee, tea, soup and even hot tap water can be hot enough to cause serious burn injuries.
Manufacturers, importers, distributors and/or retailers of products have a legal obligation to immediately report to the federal government any defective products that could create a significant risk of injury or harm to consumers. They must also report a product that fails to comply with consumer safety standards.
If a defective product has injured you or a loved one, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer seeking compensation for your injuries, damages and losses. In order to prevail in such a lawsuit, plaintiffs must prove that they used the product as intended, that it was defective and the faulty product directly caused their injuries and damages. Victims can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, permanent injuries such as scarring and disfigurement, pain and suffering and emotional distress.