Cryofreeze ice/hot packs and Arctic Zone ice packs have been recalled. 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 CPSC recall includes about 880,000 of the California Innovations product, which are used to keep food hot or cold. The gel packs were sold separately and with a variety of lunch boxes, coolers and thermal carriers.

They were sold nationwide between July 2007 and December 2008 in items that retailed between $5 and $28.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled gel packs and dispose of them according to federal, state and/or local regulations. Consumers can contact California Innovations to receive a partial cash refund on (800) 722-2545 or


The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) promotes the health of women and newborns.

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