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H&M Recalling Leggings Over Choking Risk

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 2:31pm

WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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 colors in sizes from 1 ½ 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 customerservice.us@hm.com. Information is online at www.hm.com by clicking on "Product Safety Recall - read more" at the bottom of the page.

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