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IKEA Recalls Children’s Bat Cape Costumes Due to Strangulation Hazard

  • LATTJO bat cape costume
  • Label on bat cape
Name of Product:
Children’s bat cape costumes
Hazard:

The fabric hook and loop fastener at the neck of the children’s bat cape costumes can fail to detach readily during use, posing a strangulation hazard to children.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
April 07, 2016
Units:
About 11,000 (in addition, 750 in Canada)
Consumer Contact

IKEA toll-free at 888-966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on Press Room at the bottom of the page, then Product Recalls for more information.

Recall Details

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately take the recalled bat capes away from children and return the capes to any IKEA store for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

IKEA has received three reports outside of the United States of the fabric hook and loop fastener at the neck of the costume failing to detach readily and scratching children’s necks.

Sold Exclusively At
IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from November 2015 through February 2016 for about $13.
Manufacturer(s):
IKEA North America, of Conshohocken, Pa.
Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Pa.

Distributor(s):
" IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Pa. "
Recall number:
16-139
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