IKEA recalls LATTJO drum sticks for potential choking hazard


IKEA Canada urges customers who have LATTJO drum stick sets to immediately stop using them and bring back to any IKEA store where they will receive a full refund.

While there are no reports of injury to IKEA worldwide, this is a precautionary recall due to six reports from IKEA store co-workers that the rubber ball of the drum sticks can detach or be unscrewed. A loose rubber ball can attract smaller children and in worse case could lead to choking.

At IKEA, the safety and security of everyone who comes into contact with our products is of the utmost importance. While the LATTJO drum sticks are tested and approved to applicable toy safety standards, after subsequent investigations we identified risks that the standards do not address.

LATTJO drum sticks have been sold in all IKEA markets since November 1, 2015.

Customers should return their LATTJO drum sticks at the Returns & Exchange department at their local IKEA store or call IKEA Customer Service toll-free, 1-800-661-9807 for a full refund. Proof of purchase (receipt) is not required by IKEA for this recall.

A similar product not sold in Canada, the LATTJO tongue drum, which contains one drum stick similar to the ones identified above, is also being recalled by IKEA in the United States and in other IKEA markets. The risk is the same as identified above and no injuries have been reported. In the event that anyone in Canada has such product, it can be returned to any IKEA Canada store for a full refund, with no proof of purchase required.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

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