CPSC Recalls Children's Water Bottles
The 16-oz. Bottles Are Pink Or Blue In Color And Include Flip-Top Lids
Retailer H&M, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has voluntarily recalled approximately 2,900 children's water bottles that pose choking hazards. The 16-oz. bottles – which were manufactured in Italy in June of 2012 – are pink or blue in color and include flip-top lids. They were exclusively sold in H&M stores between July and August of this year for around $5 each.
Among other distinguishing characteristics, the bottles can be recognized by embossed logos and several specific designs. "H&M Sweden" and "www.hm.com" are embossed on the bottom of the bottle. The item also features the manufacture date in an embossed date clock. The inner circle on the clock contains the number 12 with an arrow. Although H&M has received one report in England of the water bottle spout breaking off in a child's mouth, the retailer says no injuries have been caused by the now-recalled product.
Consumers are being asked to immediately stop using the bottles and return them to H&M for a full refund. Additional safety questions can be answered by contacting H&M toll-free at 855-466-7467 or by visiting the retailer's recall page found through www.hm.com.