Children’s Costumes Recalled – Strangulation Hazard
About the Bat Cape Costume Recall
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the strangulation hazard to children is presented due to faulty manufacturing.
The fabric hook and loop fastener at the neck of the costumes are difficult to detach. Outside of the United States, there have been three reports of loop fasteners failing to detach and scratching children’s necks.
As a solution, IKEA recommends taking the capes out of the reach of children immediately. They are giving a full refund to consumers who purchased the capes and return them back to the store.
Description of the Recalled Bat Cape Costumes
Information below provided by the US CPSC:
- The recall includes children’s LATTJO Bat Cape Costumes
- The capes are black with gray stripes and 100% polyester
- The capes measure 30 inches long by 57 inches wide and have a fabric hook and loop fastener closure at the neck.
- LATTJO and numbers 60311650 and 18937 are printed on a white label sewn into the seam of the cape.
- The capes were sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from November 2015 through February 2016 for about $13.