"Our company used to make all the maps for Ikea and I can confirm that of course New Zealand was on them".
Reddit user Jibble666 shared an image of the USD$43 BJORKSTA world map to r/MapsWithoutNZ - a subreddit dedicated to collecting the frequent instances where New Zealand is left off world maps - on Thursday after spotting the mistake in a Washington D.C. Ikea outlet store.
"IKEA is responsible for securing correct and compliant motifs on all our products", they wrote.
'We will take the necessary actions and the product is now being phased out from our stores'.
"I have no doubt that a trained cartographer had no involvement in the creation of these products for Ikea", Lovell Johns Ltd's Liz Murray wrote.
And, to exacerbate the mistake, the firm is in the midst of opening its first store in the country - having announced last month that Auckland would soon see the iconic yellow and blue building.
IF YOU'RE going to spend $42 on a world map, you want it to be geographically accurate at the very least.
Last year, a member of Reddit pointed out an Ikea store which had a map on their wall missing the country out.
Ikea has issued an apology for selling world maps with New Zealand missing just weeks after announcing plans to expand into the small island nation.
For the past year the country has embarked on a viral media campaign to right this wrong with the help of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, comedian Rhys Darby from Flight of the Chonchords, Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, and musician Ed Sheeran.
"New Zealand, where the bloody hell are ya?"
Marketing officer Justin Flitter created a Facebook page called "Bring Ikea to New Zealand" way back in April 2009, which has over 20,000 likes. "This is a major conspiracy", he tells Ardern in the video.
Darby says the conspiracy against New Zealand is "bigger than the moon landing and Loch Ness combined".