Jackets recalled for choking hazard

Two U.S. companies are recalling jackets for children and youths because of a choking hazard.

Cobmex Inc. of California is recalling about 16,500 youth-sized nylon jackets sold for $30 US in 2006 and into February this year because the drawstring in the hood or waist pose a choking hazard.

The string could catch on playground equipment or branch, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The jackets have a Cobmex neck label. Parents should remove the drawstrings or take the jackets back to the seller for a refund.

H&M of New York is recalling about 2,700 boy's jackets, size 18 months to six years, because an attached compass could come loose and choke the child. Moreover, the liquid mineral oil in the compass can be harmful if swallowed.

The jackets, sold through H&M stores for about $30 US between February and October 2006, have a style number 93196 written on the inside care label.

Parents are asked to remove the compass. They can mail it to H&M for a rebate.

For more information, call:

H & M at (877) 439-6261.

Cobmex at (877) 926-2639.

Cobmex recall notice

H & M recall notice

Cobmex website

H & M website