Two cuddly toys sold by homewares giant IKEA are unsafe and could suffocate children, the Swedish retailer warned yesterday. Hong Kong's three IKEA branches yesterday recalled the Polare, a penguin with yellow cheeks, and the Gosse, a brown Teddy bear, amid fears the toys' eyes could fall out and choke young children. An IKEA spokesman said 181 of the soft toys had been sold in Hong Kong, and urged the customers to return the toys for a cash refund or credit. The company had received no complaints before issuing the recall, said advertising and promotions manager Pauline Cheung Po-ling. The defective toys were made by a supplier in India, and carried white tags bearing the manufacturer's number, 14291. The two lines had been available from January 1, but were withdrawn from shelves only last week and recalled yesterday, Ms Cheung said. 'We're not clear about the quality control procedure. We're still waiting for further instructions,' she added. The toys are among 11 types of soft toys which failed IKEA's laboratory tests in Almhult, Sweden. Recalls have been issued for a total of 140,960 items sold in 28 countries.