IKEA has apologised after it was caught selling a world map without New Zealand!
A large multi-coloured map available in the US shows a giant blank space where New Zealand should be.
IKEA said it was sorry for the mishap. “Ikea is responsible for securing correct and compliant motifs on all our products,” a spokesperson said. “We can see that the process has failed regarding the product BJÖRKSTA world map – we regret this mistake and apologise. We will take the necessary actions and the product is now being phased out from our stores.”
The ironic mistake comes as IKEA prepares to open its first store in the New Zealand market. A store will be opened in Auckland within the next few years. People from across New Zealand will be able to buy online.
IKEA is a big home ware store from Sweden.