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IKEA Recalls Children’s Bat Cape Costumes Due to Strangulation Hazard


Recall Date: April 7, 2016

Recall Number: 16-139

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Children’s LATTJO Bat Cape Costumes

Hazard: 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.

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

Consumer Contact: IKEA toll-free at 888-966-4532 anytime or online at and click on Press Room at the bottom of the page, then Product Recalls for more information.

Recall Details

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Units: About 11,000 (in addition, 750 in Canada)

Description: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: 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.
Sold exclusively at: IKEA stores nationwide and online at from November 2015 through February 2016 for about $13.

Importer/Distributor: IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Pa.

Manufactured in: China

Health Canada’s press release is available at:

Author: Marianne Halterman

Marianne is a member of the SafeKids Coalition of the Central Shenandoah Valley. is an informational site devoted to keeping children safe and informing parents, family members and caregivers of current issues affecting child health and safety.