Ikea has recalled about 7,000 MATVRÅ Infant Bibs after it received two reports of the bibs detaching and potentially causing a choking hazard to infants. The Swedish furniture giant said in a Facebook post that, “All our products are tested and comply with applicable standards and legislation…In spite of this, we have received reports that the press stud on the MATVRA bibs can come off and thus presents a choking hazard.”
Working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Fast Track Recall process, such a recall can hopefully be announced to consumers in a timely manner – and prevent any further injuries.
The two-pack MATVRÅ bibs, which were manufactured in Vietnam, have one blue and one red bib with a snap at the back of the neck. The blue bib has a green seam along the outside with white polka dots. The red bib has a yellow seam along the outside with red polka dots. MATVRA, IKEA and the IKEA logo are printed on a white tag on the back of the bib. They are sold at IKEA stores nationwide and online from August 2019 through September 2019 for about $2.
IKEA states that consumers “should immediately stop using the recalled bibs and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund.” However, if the bibs you purchased have detached, consider keeping the defective bib (or bibs) and seek legal help.
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