Swedish furniture giant Ikea has apologized for leaving brand new Zealand off a world map in which was being sold at one of its Washington D.C. outlets, the BBC reported.
A Reddit user posted the error on a subreddit called MapsWithoutNZ, which collects all the instances where cartographers inadvertently leave out brand new Zealand coming from maps.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern appeared in a video last year with comedian Rhys Darby, singer Ed Sheeran as well as director Peter Jackson for a Tourism NZ campaign #getNZonthemap.
Ikea did not immediately respond to SouthIndianNews.com’s request for comment.
although the company apologized for the error, according to the BBC.
“Ikea is actually responsible for securing correct as well as compliant motifs on all our products. We can see in which the process has failed regarding the product BJÖRKSTA world map — we regret This particular mistake as well as apologise. We will take the necessary actions as well as the product is actually at This particular point being phased out coming from our stores,” an Ikea spokesperson reportedly told the BBC.
The map was still listed for sale on Ikea’s website on Monday afternoon.
Last year, the Swedish furniture chain announced in which in which would certainly launch a megastore in Auckland, brand new Zealand, with 7,000 products as well as a restaurant although in which did not specify a timeline for when in which would certainly open, according to reports.
Read the full BBC report about Ikea leaving out brand new Zealand coming from a map here.