Ikea recalls bat cape in precautionary measure

Customers may bring the product back to any Ikea store for a full refund. — Handout via TODAY
Customers may bring the product back to any Ikea store for a full refund. — Handout via TODAY

KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 — Ikea is recalling its Lattjo Bat cape product and has urged customers to stop children from playing with it.

The global recall follows three separate cases reported in Canada, Switzerland and Austria where the children had received marks and scratches on the neck while using the product. The cape got stuck and didn’t detach easily enough from the neck of the children.

There have been no reported injuries that required medical treatment, but “due to to the risk of strangulation or injuries to the neck”, the company has decided to take precautionary measures and is recalling the product, the furniture store said in a statement today.

The Swedish furniture company has urged customers who have the Lattjo Bat cap to bring it to any Ikea store for a full refund, and a receipt will not be required. “At Ikea, we have zero tolerance regarding child safety and we cannot accept that there is a risk of injury while playing,” said Business Area Manager at Children’s Ikea, Cindy Andersen. She added that new requirements will be put in place in Ikea’s future products to ensure children’s safety.

The Lattjo bat cape can be returned to any Ikea store for a full refund. Proof of purchase (receipt) is not required. For more information, please contact Ikea Customer Contact Centre at 03-7952 7575. — TODAY

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