IKEA is voluntarily recalling a the LURVIG Water Dispenser for Pets due to a suffocation hazard to pets.
The recall is in response to at least two reports of dogs getting their heads stuck in the dispenser, and suffocating to death.
“At Ikea, the safety and security of our products is our top priority, which is why we have decided to recall the Lurvig water dispenser,” IKEA business manager Petra Axdorff said in a corporate release. “We are deeply saddened by these events and know that pets are important and loved family members for many of our customers.”
What Is Recalled?
Model: LURVIG Water Dispenser for Pets
Article Number: 303.775.72
The $7.99 LURVIG water dispenser was sold in Canadian IKEA stores from October 2017 to July 2018, UPI reports. At least 7,767 of the units were sold.
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What To Do
If you have purchased the LURVIG water dispenser, stop using it immediately and return it to any IKEA store, or call IKEA Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-661-9807 for instructions on how to get rid of the product for a full refund.
IKEA will not require customers returning the water dispenser bring proof of purchase.
As Fast Company reports, there were dozens more pet-related products released on the LURVIG line at the same time as the waster dispenser, including leashes, collars, beds, houses, and poop bags. As of this time, only the water dispenser is being recalled.
For more information, visit www.IKEA-usa.com or contact IKEA at 888-966-4532.
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Matthew Russell is a West Michigan native and with a background in journalism, data analysis, cartography and design thinking. He likes to learn new things and solve old problems whenever possible, and enjoys bicycling, going to the dog park, spending time with his daughter, and coffee.
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