Chinese Market Watchdog Orders Muji, Ikea to Recall 11 Substandard Homeware Items
Xu Wei
/SOURCE : yicai
Chinese Market Watchdog Orders Muji, Ikea to Recall 11 Substandard Homeware Items

(Yicai Global) July 18 -- A Chinese market regulator has demanded that Japan's Muji and Sweden's Ikea need to rescind 11 types of homeware after discovering them unqualified upon inspection. 

The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Market Regulation has punished the retailers in accordance with relevant regulations, the Beijing Evening News reported. 

The materials of six Muji products, including clothes hangers, tables and chairs, were mislabeled, which may cause them to wear out faster than expected.

Two of Ikea's products made for kids, namely a drawer and a wardrobe, were found to have perilous gaps from 5 millimeters to 12 mm where a child's finger might get stuck. 

Parents should be selective when shopping for children's furniture, the regulator said. 

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Keywords: MUJI , IKEA , Market Watchdog