The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in conjunction with IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Pa., has announced a voluntary recall of about 11,750 Children’s LATTJO Bat Cape Costumes because 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.
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.
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.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled bat capes away from children and return the capes to any IKEA store for a full refund. Parents can also 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.