IKEA urges customers who have purchased LATTJO drum sticks or LATTJO tongue drum from an IKEA store in Kuwait to immediately bring them back to the store for a full refund.
This is a precautionary recall as there have been 6 reports from IKEA store co-workers revealing that the rubber ball of the drum sticks can detach or be unscrewed. A loose rubber ball is hazardous to smaller children as there is the possibility of them swallowing and choking on it during play time. No incidents have been reported.
The products are tested and receive approval according to the toy safety standards. However, during the IKEA subsequent investigation the brand identified risks that the standards do not address.
“We develop products intended to stimulate children’s creativity and natural need for play. Children do not think about safety when playing, so we need to do that when we develop products. Our mind-set at IKEA is that we only sell products that we would give to our own children. LATTJO drum sticks and LATTJO tongue drum have been sold on all IKEA markets since 1 November 2015,”said the official statement from IKEA.
The LATTJO drum sticks and LATTJO tongue drum can be returned to any IKEA store for a full refund without the proof of purchase (receipt).