IKEA recalled its children's novelty clothing as it causes risk of strangulation to children wearing it.
IKEA's Batman-Style Cape LATTJO was recalled by the company due to injury it could pose to children. The company had received reports of three children who had scratches and marks on their neck while they are using the cape.
"The cape got stuck and the fastening did not detach easily enough from the neck of the children," said IKEA.
None of the cases that were reported to the company needed medical treatment, but the company still recalled the novelty items.
"Due to the risk of strangulation or injuries to the neck, IKEA takes precautionary measures and recalls the product," IKEA added.
The company is advising the parents not to let their children use and play with it; instead, they can bring the capes to any IKEA stores and have a full refund.
There is no need for a proof of purchase or receipt of the item in getting a refund.
"At IKEA, we have a zero tolerance regarding child safety and we cannot accept that there is a risk of injury while playing," said Cindy Andersen, the Business Area Manager of Children's IKEA.
Andersen added that the company will improve its future products especially for children by placing new requirements, though she did not explain what the requirements are.
The LATTJO capes are distributed since November in all of its branches across the globe except for Indonesia and Russia.
The novelty item cost £10 ($14.12), which is on sale in Great Britain.
"IKEA apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause."
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