H&M Recalls Girls’ Leggings Due to Choking Hazard

A metal part on the leggings' belt can detach.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: May 15, 2014
Recall number: 14-180
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    H&M Girls’ Leggings

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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Girls’ Leggings

Hazard:

A metal part on the belt can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Consumer Contact:

H&M Customer Service toll-free at (855) 466-7467 from  8 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET any day, email at customerservice.us@hm.com or online at www.hm.com  and click on “Product Safety Recall - read more” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 65,000

Description

This recall involves girls’ leggings sold in the following colors: black/pink belt, black/silver belt, black and white stripe/black belt, blue and white stripe/blue belt, blue hounds-tooth/blue belt, grey check/pink belt, grey with dots/pink belt, khaki/pink belt, khaki with dots/pink belt, pink and white check/white belt, purple/purple belt and red and blue plaid/blue belt. The knit leggings were sold sizes 1 ½ to 8 years and have a plastic belt with bow-shaped buckle. H&M is printed on the back of the care label. The care label is either black or white and attached to the waistband in the back of the leggings. The garments have an O/N (order number) and P/N (product number) printed on the top of the care label. The following O/N numbers are included in the recall: 345180, 400690, 400691, 441760, 441761, 441762, 446960, 446961, 446962, 446963, 446965 and 978210.

Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received one report of a choking incident in the United Kingdom, but no reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products in the U.S.

Remedy

Consumers should stop using the belt and remove it from the leggings and contact H&M Customer Service for instructions on returning the belt for a $20 gift card.

Sold exclusively at

H&M stores nationwide and online at HM.com from August 2012 to April 2014 for between $3 and $15.

Distributor

H&M Hennes & Mauritz L.P., of North Arlington, N.J.

Manufactured in

Bangladesh, China and Turkey

  • H&M Girls’ Leggings

  • White Care Label (back of care label w/H&M)

  • Black Care Label (front of care label with O/N and P/N number)