WASHINGTON – H&M is recalling about 65,000 pairs of leggings for girls because a metal part on the belt can detach, which could pose a choking risk to young children.
The retailer has received one report of a choking incident in the United Kingdom but no reports of injury or other incidents in the U.S.
H&M sold the pants at its stores nationwide and online from August 2012 to April 2014 for $3 to $15. The recall involves leggings sold in a number of colours in sizes from 1 1/2 to 8 years. The leggings have a plastic belt with a bow-shaped buckle.
The garments have an order number and product number printed on the top of the care label. The order numbers included in the recall are: 345180, 400690, 400691, 441760, 441761, 441762, 446960, 446961, 446962, 446963, 446965 and 978210.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that consumers should stop using the product and contact H&M, also known as Hennes & Mauritz L.P., about returning the belt for a $20 gift card.
For more information:
Contact H&M’s customer service at (855) 466-7467 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is online at www.hm.com by clicking on “Product Safety Recall – read more” at the bottom of the page.