UAE Issues Immediate Recall of IKEA Children’s Toys Over Choking Fears

The UAE Ministry of Economy has issued immediate recall of an IKEA children’s toy over fears of it being a choking hazard for children. IKEA issued a statement recalling the ‘Blavingad fishing’ toy and it is currently being withdrawn by the Swedish furniture giant, in cooperation with the Ministry. 

The statement explained that the toy has a small metal rivet on the wooden play piece that can come loose, posing a choking hazard for children.

Customers were urged to stop using it and return it to any IKEA store within the country. 

A full refund is issued upon return without the need for proof of purchase.

IKEA UAE locations 

  • Dubai Festival City 
  • Jebal Ali 
  • Yas Island, Abu Dhabi 
  • Al Ain 
  • Al Wahda 

So far, 588 toys have been collected within the UAE. 

The game was recalled in regions other than the UAE too including Qatar, US, Canada.

The statement reads “Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fishing game and return to IKEA for a full refund. Proof of purchase (receipt) is not required. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.”


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