H&M Recalls Children’s Water Bottle Due to Choking Hazard, Sold Exclusively at H&M Stores
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Children’s Water Bottle
Units: About 2,900
Importer: H&M Hennes & Mauritz, New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The water bottle’s spout can break off, posing a choking hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: H&M has received one report of an incident in England of the water bottle spout breaking off in a child’s mouth as the child was drinking from the bottle. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The 16 oz. water bottles are pink plastic with a crackle design or blue plastic. The bottles have flip-top lids in coordinated pink and blue colors. “H&M Sweden” and “www.hm.com” are embossed on the bottom of the bottle. The recalled products were manufactured in June 2012. The water bottle contains the manufacture date in an embossed date clock on the bottom of the bottle. The inner circle on the clock contains the number 12 with an arrow between the two numbers. The arrow points at the number 6 in an outer circle of numbers.
Sold exclusively at: H&M stores with children’s departments nationwide from July 2012 through August 2012 for about $5.
Manufactured in: Italy
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the water bottle and return it to H&M for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact H&M toll-free at (855) 466-7467 or visit the firm’s recall page on its website at www.hm.com
For detailed information about this recall, please visit: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12279.html