Recall: IKEA Children's LATTJO Bat Cape Costumes
On 2016-04-07, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding IKEA Children's LATTJO Bat Cape Costumes due to a potential strangulation hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2015 for about $13.
About 10,000 units are involved in this IKEA costume recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Costumes category in 2016.
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What is the problem?
The fabric hook and loop fastener at the neck of the bat cape can fail to detach readily during use, posing a strangulation hazard to children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves IKEA children's bat cape costumes. The capes are black with gray stripes, 100% polyester, measure 30 inches long by 57 inches wide and have a fabric hook and loop fastener closure at the neck. IKEA, LATTJO and numbers 60311650 and 18937 are printed on a white label sewn into the seam of the cape.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/57812r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from November 2015 through February 2016 for about $13.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately take the recalled bat capes away from children and return the capes to any IKEA store for a full refund.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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