H & M Recalls Boy's Jackets Due to Choking, Poisoning Hazards

March 8, 2007
Release #07-121

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 439-6261
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


H & M Recalls Boy's Jackets Due to Choking, Poisoning Hazards


WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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: Boy's Jackets with an attached compass

Units: About 2,700

Distributor: H & M, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The attached compass on these jackets can break, posing a choking hazard for young children. Additionally, the liquid mineral oil, inside the compass can be harmful if swallowed.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm received one report of a child outside of the U.S. who began to choke on a broken piece of the attached compass. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled product is a boy's cotton canvas jacket made exclusively for children in sizes 18M to size 6Y. It has style number 93196 written on the inside care label. There is an attached removable compass on the side. The compasses are copper or turquoise colored, about 2.75-inches long, and have a clip to attach to the jacket.

Sold at: H & M stores nationwide from February 2006 through October 2006 for $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the compass from the jacket and throw it away, or mail the compass to H & M to receive a store discount coupon.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact H & M Stores toll-free at (877) 439-6261 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's Web site at www.hm.com

Picture of Recalled Jackets