H&M Recalls Children’s Water Bottles for Choking Hazard

H&M issued a recall of its children’s water bottles over choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

About 2,900 Children’s Water Bottles are constructed with a spout that can break off, posing a choking hazard to children. To date, 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.

The recalled Children’s Water Bottles were manufactured in Italy; imported by H&M (Hennes & Mauritz) of New York, New York; and sold exclusively at H&M stores with children’s departments, nationwide, from July 2012 through August 2012. The defective bottles retailed for about $5.

The 16-ounce Children’s Water Bottles are either pink plastic with a crackle design or blue plastic. The bottles have flip-top lids in coordinated pink and blue colors. The words “H&M Sweden” and “www.hm.com” are embossed on the bottom of the bottle.

The recalled bottles were manufactured in June 2012 and contain 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.

The firm advises consumers to immediately stop using the recalled water bottle and return it to H&M for a full refund. H&M may be reached, toll-free, at 1.855.466.7467, or at the firm’s recall page on its web site at www.hm.com.

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