|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2004
Release # 04-116
|Firm's Hotline: (877) 439-6261
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Water Bottles
Manufacturer: H&M, of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The pull-up, black plastic drinking spout can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Description: These are black plastic water bottles in green canvas sports holders. "H&M" is written on the bottle and the strap of the holder. The holder has a zip-up side, zipper pocket, a pocket made with netting and an insulated silver lining.
Sold at: H&M clothing stores nationwide distributed the water bottles as a free premium with purchase of children's wear between February 2004 and March 5, 2004.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Return the water bottle to any H&M store for a free $5 coupon towards another H&M purchase.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call H&M toll-free at (877) 439- 6261 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at www.hm.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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