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

LATTJO bat cape costume

LATTJO bat cape costume

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–April 8, 2016

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Children’s LATTJO Bat Cape Costumes

Hazard:  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.

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

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Units:  About 11,000 (in addition, 750 in Canada)

Description:  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.

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.

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

Sold exclusively at:  IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from November 2015 through February 2016 for about $13.

Importer(s):  IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Pa.

Distributor(s):  IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Pa.

Manufactured in:  China

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