June 13, 2006

H&M Announces Recall of Girl’s Water Shoes 

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.

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.

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