|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2006
|Firm's Hotline: (877) 439-6261
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: H&M Girl's Water Shoes
Units: About 1,900
Manufacturer: H&M USA, of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: Though these shoes are marketed for use around water for traction, they become extremely slippery when wet. This poses a risk of slipping and falling on smooth, hard surfaces such as tile.
Incidents/Injuries: No reports of injuries.
Description: These are pink and blue shoes with a multi-colored trim. The shoes have a pink rubber sole with silver glitter incased within it. A butterfly appliqué is attached to the top and flower emblems are on the back and sides. A label inside the shoes reads "364430" and "MADE IN CHINA."
Sold at: H&M stores in the Northeast U.S. and California from March 2005 through May 2006 for about $8.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these shoes and immediately return them to any H&M store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Call H&M toll free at (877) 439-6261 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit H&M's 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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