Friday 24 November 2017

IKEA recalls children’s novelty clothing item due to 'risk of strangulation'

The children's bat cape. Photo: IKEA
The children's bat cape. Photo: IKEA
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

IKEA has recalled a children’s novelty clothing item due to a risk of strangulation or injuries to the neck.

The store has urged customers who have a LATTJO bat cape to immediately stop children from playing with it and to bring it back to any IKEA store for a full refund.

Three children have received marks and scratches on their necks while using the capes, the store said.

“The cape got stuck and didn’t detach easily enough from the children’s necks,” the company admitted in a statement on its website.

No injuries which required medical treatment have been reported.

However, the company said: “Due to the risk of strangulation or injuries to the neck, IKEA takes precautionary measures and recalls the product”.

LATTJO bat capes have been sold in all IKEA markets, including Dublin, but except Russia and Indonesia since November 2015.

Customers can return the LATTJO bat cape to any IKEA store for a full refund. A receipt is not required.

For more information, customers can contact IKEA on 015413302.

“IKEA apologises for any inconvenience this may cause,” the company said.

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