Strangulation Hazard Prompts Bat Cape Costume Recall from IKEA
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Strangulation Hazard Prompts Bat Cape Costume Recall from IKEA

April 8, 2016

A potentially dangerous children's costume is being recalled by IKEA.

The company has announced that it is recalling its LATTJO Bat Cape Costumes. 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 capes are black with gray stripes, 100 percent 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.

The items could be purchased at IKEA stores or at IKEA's website from November 2015 through February 2016 for about $13 each.

To date, IKEA has received three reports outside the United States of scratching on children's necks who wore the cape.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled bat capes away from children and return the them to any IKEA store for a full refund.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact IKEA customer service at (888) 966-4532.