Retail giant IKEA is recalling thousands of Batman -style capes - saying they are a “strangulation risk” to children.
Mums are being warned three children have already been hurt while wearing the capes which pose a “risk of strangulation and neck injuries.”
The £11.25 black capes slot over the necks and allow children to run around pretending to be Batman.But the Swedish flatpack specialists, which has a huge store at Birstall, just off the M62, are asking parents to return the LATTJO bat capes to shops where they can get a full refund.
A statement from IKEA said: “IKEA is recalling LATTJO bat capes after reports about three children that 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.
“IKEA is not willing to risk children’s safety and therefore urges all customers that have a LATTJO bat cape to immediately stop children from playing with it and to bring back to any IKEA store for a full refund.”