Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Product Recall for Fall Hazard

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

June 13, 2006
Release #06-186

Firm's Hotline: (877) 439-6261
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

H&M Announces Recall of Girl's Water Shoes for Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation
with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following
consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately
unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: H&M Girl's Water Shoes

Units: About 1,900

Manufacturer: H&M USA, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: Though these shoes are marketed for use around water for traction, they
become extremely slippery when wet. This poses a risk of slipping and falling on
smooth, hard surfaces such as tile.

Incidents/Injuries: No reports of injuries.

Description: These are pink and blue shoes with a multi-colored trim. The shoes
have a pink rubber sole with silver glitter incased within it. A butterfly
appliqué is attached to the top and flower emblems are on the back and sides. A
label inside the shoes reads "364430" and "MADE IN CHINA."

Sold at: H&M stores in the Northeast U.S. and California from March 2005 through
May 2006 for about $8.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these shoes and immediately return them to
any H&M store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Call H&M toll free at (877) 439-6261 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
ET Monday through Friday, or visit H&M's Web site at

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled
product, please go to:

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