House decorating companies support unions against IKEA, IKEA refuses to join the general CAO furniture branch.
product recall of twelve of their soft animal lines (possibly safety risk for children).
IKEA under fire for exploitation of child labour in two factories in Southeast Asia.
SP party in the Netherlands hands over 22000 protest cards to IKEA against child labour.
IKEA addresses statements by Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik, which claims that women figures are excluded in the IKEA’s assembly instructions
Product recall of outdoor candles.
IKEA recalls their food labeled jars of marinated herring.
IKEA removes price cards after complain from environment agency. On the price cards states that the wood comes from certified forest but IKEA can’t confirm it says the agency.
IKEA recalls BARNSLIG baby sleeping bags.
An author exposed a book, “The truth about IKEA: The secret behind the world’s fifth richest man and the success of the flatpack giant. Claimed that IKEA had a “complex Stasi-like business culture with spies”, racism and nepotism.
Two senior executives in Russia allowed a contractor to pay a bribe to an electrical company official
Product recall of the RUND handmade glass mug
Product recall (for repair) on the SNIGLAR baby crib.
Product recall FORSTA coffee/tea maker.
IKEA accused of buying wood from areas plagued by illegal logging, particularly in Russia. Also accused of sourcing its wood from uncertified forest in several countries, incl. China and Russia.
Product recall on the BUSA children’s folding tent.
Product recall (for replacement) on PAX AUDRIANO wardrobe glass mirror doors.
IKEA accused of paying private investigators for illegal access to police files in order to illegally monitor “complaining “customers and “suspicious” staff at stores in France. IKEA also sought confident information about bank accounts of staff members.
Product recall on 365+ SANDA track 70cm and 114 cm due to defect
Accused of hiring prisoners for forced labour, in 1970 and 1980 in the Totalitarian state East Germany, to make/produce their furniture.
IKEA officially apologizes for benefitting from forced prison labour in East Germany in the ’70 and ’80.
IKEA’s company reputation hurt after discovery that Swedish meatballs and wiener sausages contained horse meat.