IKEA recalls Batman-style capes

Swedish major, IKEA has announced its decision to recall children's Batman-style capes following concerns that it may strangle youngsters, from the UK market.

The company has warned parents after three children were hurt wearing the black cape. The product that costs £11.25, fasten around the neck with velcro strips but are hard to detach and this causes the risk of strangulation and injury to children. The company confirmed that it has received reports of minor injuries to children's necks. It said that none of the children needed medical treatment but the company has taken a precautionary step of recalling the costume due to the risks involved. The company has urged parents to return the LATTJO bat cape to the stores and it is offering a full refund on the product.

The company said in a statement, "IKEA is recalling LATTJO bat capes after reports that about three children have received marks and scratches on the neck while using LATTJO bat capes. The cape got stuck and didn't detach easily enough from the children's necks. No injuries which required medical treatment have been reported but, due to the risk of strangulation or injuries to the neck, IKEA takes precautionary measures and recalls the product."

The company has apologised to the customers for an inconvenience caused due to the incidence.

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