April 6, 2004


H&M Announces Recall of Promotional Water Bottles


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.

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 http://www.hm.com/corporate/recall_bottle_us.pdf