July 26, 2005

H&M Announces Recall of Baby Denim and Knit Jackets

Name of Product: Baby Denim and Knit Jackets

Units: About 750

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

Hazard: The metal buttons can come loose and detach from these garments, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Description: These jackets are light blue denim with two breast pockets, a gray knit hood and gray knit sleeves. The buttons have “BABY” written on the front. A red and white “A” patch is sewn on the front, a blue “3” decal is on one sleeve and a red football is on the other sleeve. The recall included jackets sold in sizes 2 months through 18 months. Style number “432740” is written on the laundry care tag inside the jacket. “H&M” is written on the collar label.

Sold at: H&M retail stores nationwide from January 2005 through May 2005 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Take these jackets away from young children immediately, and return the jacket to any H&M store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Contact H&M toll-free at (877) 439-6261 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.hm.com/us/hm/social/recall.jsp