There's A Huge Mistake In This World Map IKEA Is Selling

Maya McDowell
Photo credit: IKEA

From House Beautiful

You can buy a multi-colored map from IKEA, so that the entire world is hanging above your sofa-with the exception of New Zealand, that is. A Reddit user recently pointed out that the retailer's $29 "Our World" BJÖRKSTA map is missing the country completely. The Reddit thread says, "Ikea's map game is not on point."

The Reddit user spotted the map at an IKEA location in Washington D.C., according to a comment on the thread. The map is sold online in the U.S. and also in Australian stores, according to Insider.

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As you can see, New Zealand is located to the lower right of Australia. IKEA's map has just white space where the country should be.

Photo credit: IKEA

In a statement to Insider, an IKEA spokesperson said, "IKEA is responsible for securing correct and compliant motifs on all our products. We can see that the process has failed regarding the product BJÖRKSTA world map. We will take necessary actions and the product is now being phased out from our stores. We regret this mistake and apologize."

Ironically enough, IKEA is expanding to New Zealand soon, so hopefully the map is updated ASAP!

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