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.
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Consumers should immediately take the recalled bat capes away from children and return the capes to any IKEA store for a full refund.
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.
IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Pa.
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