A summer seemingly replete with IKEA recalls is showing no signs of letting up as the international retailer has flagged multiple chocolate products over concerns for people who are either allergic or otherwise negatively affected by hazelnuts, almonds or both, according to a new report.
While IKEA had not immediately issued a press release announcing the recall, the Food Standards Agency in the U.K. reports that the following products were affected:
- Choklad Lingon & Blabar (chocolate with lingon/blueberry flavor)
- Choklad Ljus Utz (milk chocolate bar)
- Godis Not Utz (milk chocolate bar with hazelnut)
- Godis Chokladkrokant (milk chocolate with butterscotch)
- Godis Chokladran (chocolate filled wafers)
- Chokladkrokant Bredbar (chocolate butterscotch spread)
It was not immediately clear if the company would be offering refunds to consumers who had bought the chocolate products, but in the past IKEA has offered to re-pay shoppers, at least partially.
IKEA just last month recalled two additional chocolate products — dark chocolate bars — over "undeclared" milk, hazelnuts and almonds because "Persons allergic to milk, hazelnuts and/or almonds may have a severe to life-threatening reaction after consuming the dark chocolate," the company said at the time in a press release.
Aside from food products, IKEA announced in June the voluntarily recall all of its "chests and dressers that do not meet the performance requirements of the U.S." The recall of the chests and drawers followed the deaths of six children who were killed after the products tipped over and fell on them. IKEA
IKEA's "Product Recalls" page on its website shows a host of other products that it has recalled, including four others this year alone in addition to the above products.
Consumers who are affected by the recall of the chocolate products can call 1-888-966-4532 for more information. Those who wish to return the products can bring them into any IKEA store.