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IKEA Recalls MYSINGSO Beach Chair

IKEA Recalls MYSINGSO Beach Chair

IKEA MYSINGSO Beach Chair
IKEA has recalled its MYSINGSO beach chair (IKEA.COM)

IKEA Canada is recalling its MYSINGSO beach chair after the possibility of falls or finger entrapments.

The company says after washing the fabric seat, it’s possible to re-assemble the chair incorrectly, which could lead to injury.

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IKEA’s ‘Click & Collect’ Service Piloting in Winnipeg

IKEA’s ‘Click & Collect’ Service Piloting in Winnipeg

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This June 3, 2015, file photo, shows an IKEA store in Miami. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Navigating IKEA’s beautiful aisles and getting lost in Market Hall will be a thing of the past for time-crunched shoppers with a new pilot project.

Called Click & Collect, the service is finally making its way to Winnipeg after being tested in other IKEA markets. It allows shoppers to fill their virtual cart at IKEA.ca and check out with their items for pick up at the store. IKEA will gather the ideas in a cart for you and have them ready during a pre-determined timeframe for a $20 fee.

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IKEA Begins Accepting PayPal for Online Orders

IKEA Begins Accepting PayPal for Online Orders

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This June 3, 2015, file photo, shows an IKEA store in Miami. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Shoppers looking for that next piece of Swedish furniture to add to their home can now use PayPal while checking out from the IKEA Canada website.

The two companies have teamed up in an effort to offer consumers another secure option of payment.

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IKEA Recalls Popular Lamps Due to Electric Shock

IKEA Recalls Popular Lamps Due to Electric Shock

Gothem Lamp Recall
IKEA Canada is recalling its Gothem lamps due to the risk of electric risk. (IKEA / HANDOUT)

IKEA Canada is recalling its Gothem lamps line due to the risk of electric shock.

The Swedish furniture giant says in some cases, the Gothem floor and table lamps may produce a shock if the lamp’s metal body becomes exposed due to damaged cables.

There hasn’t been any reports of injuries due to the lamps, but anyone who owns one should stop using it immediately.

IKEA is asking all customers to return the lamp to the store for a full refund, even if it is still functioning properly. No proof of purchase is required for the recall. Customers can also call 1-800-661-9807.

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New Mattress Recycling Program to Divert from Winnipeg Landfills

New Mattress Recycling Program to Divert from Winnipeg Landfills

IKEA Winnipeg (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)
IKEA Winnipeg (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

The first mattress recycling program in Winnipeg will see thousands of mattresses diverted from landfills.

IKEA has launched the program in partnership with the provincial government and Mother Earth Recycling.

Customers who purchase a new mattress from IKEA and have it delivered, will have the option to have their old mattress removed and recycled for $10.

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IKEA Planning to Resurrect Giant Sign in South Winnipeg

IKEA Planning to Resurrect Giant Sign in South Winnipeg

IKEA's Winnipeg store at the corner of Kenaston Boulevard and Sterling Lyon Parkway. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)
IKEA’s Winnipeg store at the corner of Kenaston Boulevard and Sterling Lyon Parkway. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

You’re going to need a bigger Allen key for this job.

IKEA’s larger-than-life sign in south Winnipeg hasn’t been visible for several months, prompting some to ask what happened to the trademark blue and yellow beacon for affordable Swedish furniture.

Officially called the store’s “navigation tower,” a spokesperson for IKEA Canada tells ChrisD.ca the 155-foot sign was temporarily removed after this past winter’s harsh weather conditions caused safety concerns.

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IKEA Introducing Bulk Candy Bars in Canadian Stores

IKEA Introducing Bulk Candy Bars in Canadian Stores

IKEA Canada Candy
New Swedish candy bars are opening in IKEA stores across Canada. (CNW GROUP / IKEA CANADA)
IKEA Canada Candy
IKEA’s new pick and mix sweets will roll out nationwide. (CNW GROUP / IKEA CANADA)

Shoppers with a sweet tooth will soon be able to indulge their sugary cravings at IKEA.

The Swedish furniture giant is introducing Lördagsgodis, or “Saturday candy,” which is described as a storied Scandinavian tradition in which children were allowed to visit the local store every Saturday for a bag of candy.

Customers will be offered the option to purchase bags of mixed bulk candy for $1.99/100 grams.

IKEA says the naturally-coloured candy contains no trans fats, high-fructose corn syrup or GMOs.

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National Tree Day Meant to Educate

National Tree Day Meant to Educate

Tree Planting
(Tree planting image via Shutterstock)

Tree CanadaWednesday is National Tree Day, where Canadians coast-to-coast will be enlightened on the many benefits of trees.

Events nationwide, including one in Winnipeg, are designed to increase children’s knowledge of trees and nature’s role in nourishment.

“Growing in size every year, National Tree Day helps remind Canadians of the importance of trees,” said Michael Rosen, president of Tree Canada.

“They beautify our communities, naturally cool our cities in the summer, and combat climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide emissions and producing oxygen, as well as help to improve human health.”

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IKEA to Install Free Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

IKEA to Install Free Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Electric Charging
An electric vehicle is shown attached to a charging station on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Montpelier, Vt. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Toby Talbot)

IKEA Canada wants to be the destination for drivers of electric vehicles.

The Swedish retailer is installing electric vehicle charging stations at each of its 12 stores across Canada.

The rollout is set to be completed by late August and will be provided at no cost to customers on a first-come, first-served basis.

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IKEA Voluntarily Recalling Crib Mattresses

IKEA Voluntarily Recalling Crib Mattresses

IKEA Mattress Recall
IKEA is recalling a number of crib mattresses after a SULTAN-style mattress was found to be non-compliant. (CNW GROUP / IKEA CANADA)

IKEA Canada has issued a precautionary recall on its SULTAN crib mattresses.

The Swedish furniture giant says there hasn’t been any reported incidents or injuries as a result of the mattresses, but customers are being urged to measure the gap between the mattress and crib to ensure the gap is not greater than 3 cm. The recall is being initiated as a result of one SULTAN crib mattress being found to be non-compliant.

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