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

Units: 6,300

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.

Incidents/Injuries: None.

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
Picture of Recalled Water Bottle