IKEA recalls children’s bat cape costumes due to strangulation hazard

IKEA, LATTJO Children's Bat Cape Costume (Photo: IKEA)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTNH) — IKEA has recalled the children’s LATTJO Bat Cape Costume on April 7 due to strangulation concerns with the product.

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

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.

There were about 11,000 items produced, in addition, 750 in Canada. The LATTJO costumes, manufactured in China, sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide and online at http://www.ikea-usa.com from Nov. 2015 through Feb. 2016 for about $13.

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

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