Ikea Children's Bib Recalled Over Possible Choking Risk
Those who purchased the IKEA Children's Bib MATVRÅ, blue/red 2pcs have been asked to stop using it immediately, due to a possible choking risk.
Swedish furniture giant IKEA has recalled its MATVRÅ children's bib in red and blue, citing a possible choking hazard.
Apparently, there is a risk for the button to come off if the child pulls at it. No known incidents have however been reported in Singapore.
Do note that MATVRÅ, fruit/vegetables pattern, in green/yellow are still safe to use, because they have a different material and design.
In a Facebook post on 30 September 2019, IKEA updated its customers:
"IKEA urges all customers that have purchased the bib MATVRÅ, blue/red 2pcs, to stop using it immediately and return the product to IKEA stores for a full refund or exchange for a replacement product. Proof of purchase (receipt) is not required.
"We take product safety very seriously and all our products are tested and comply with applicable standards and legislation.
"However, we have received reports that the button on the MATVRÅ bib can come off and thus presents a choking hazard. No known incidents have been reported in Singapore.
"Emelie Knoester, Business Area Manager at IKEA of Sweden, explained in a statement saying, “It has come to our attention that there is a risk for the button to come off if the child pulls at it.
"The safety of customers is a top priority for IKEA, which is why we choose to recall the children’s bib MATVRÅ blue/red 2pcs, as a precautionary measure.
"The bibs with the same name, MATVRÅ, fruit/vegetables pattern, green/yellow, are safe to use due to different material and design.”
We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. For more information, please contact the IKEA Customer Contact Centre at +65 6786 6868.