Ikea UAE recalls children’s game over choking risks, offers full refund


Ikea UAE, operated by Majid Al Futtaim, has recalled a fishing game due to a potential choking hazard.

The game can be returned to any Ikea store for a full refund even without proof of purchase receipt.

Ikea said that it had noted small rivets on the toy can come loose and can result in a potential choking hazard, especially for smaller children.

Ikea UAE said in a statement: “Ikea urges all customers who own Blavingad fishing game multicolour to stop using it.

“Safety is a top priority for Ikea and therefore we are taking precautionary measures and recalling Blavingad fishing game multicolour, due to a potential choking hazard.”

“Ikea develops its products using a rigorous risk assessment and testing programme, to make sure that the products live up to all applicable laws and standards in the markets where they are sold.”

For more information, the public can contact Ikea toll-free at 8004532.

“Ikea apologises for any inconvenience this recall may cause,” the statement added.