IKEA Recalls Bibs Sold Worldwide That Have Been Determined To Be A Choking Hazard

IKEA has recalled an infant bib that was sold worldwide in its stores and online from August 2019 through September 2019 for about $2. The company has determined that the snap on the bib can detach, which poses a choking hazard to babies and toddlers, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. So far, more than 7,000 bibs have been recalled.

The recalled MATVRÅ bibs were sold in a two-pack — one in blue with a green seam and white polka dots and another in red with a yellow seam and red polka dots. The bibs feature a snap at the back of the neck and the MATVRA and IKEA logo are printed on a white tag on the back of the bib.

Parents have been advised to immediately stop using the recalled bibs and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund. As of now, there have been no injuries reported, but the company said it had received two reports of the snaps on the bibs detaching. Neither incident had occurred in the United States.

Anyone with questions or concerns should contact IKEA toll-free at 888-966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

According to the National Safety Council, choking is the fourth leading cause of unintentional injury death. Children tend to choke on not only food but also on toys and other household items. Children require a different choking rescue procedure than adults. First, their airway should be cleared and if the child cannot cry, cough or breathe, they should be held face down while holding their head in one hand and their torso on your forearm against your thigh.

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Then, they should be given up to five back slaps between the shoulder blades with the heel of your other hand. If the object is not expelled, the child should be rolled face up while supporting the back of their head with your hand. Two fingers should be placed on the breastbone just below the nipple line and five chest thrusts should be given about one per second about 1 ½ inches deep. The cycle of five back slaps and five chest thrusts should continue until the object is expelled or the child becomes unresponsive, in which case CPR should be administered and an ambulance should be called.

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