IKEA issues a recall of children's bat cape costumes due to strangulation hazard

IKEA has issued a recall of children’s bat cape costumes due to a strangulation hazard.

The name of the product is Children’s LATTJO Bat Cape Costumes.

According to a press release from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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.

Consumers should immediately take the products away from children and return it to any IKEA story for a full refund.

The press release states that 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 that is sewn into the seam of the cape.

IKEA has reportedly received three reports – outside 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.

The capes were sold at IKEA stores and online from November 2015 through February 2016 for about $13.

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