German sportswear company Adidas has announced a voluntary recall of children’s swimwear products of the Infinitex 3-Stripe range due to a potential safety risk.
The recalled swimwear products were sold as part of the 2017 and 2018 collections in both youth and adult sizes through adidas.com, Adidas retail stores and at authorised Adidas dealers globally.
The garments were available in several different colour combinations and the Adidas 3-stripes trademark is grafted on both sides of the products. The items concerned bear the words ‘Made in Tunisia’ on the label.
Adidas says it has recently received customer reports where the three stripes on swimwear of the Infinitex range might come off unexpectedly when in contact with water. A subsequent third-party investigation has shown that using the affected swimwear products could pose a potential safety risk to children as the stripes might get caught on objects or other children outside or inside the water and become entangled, potentially leading to injuries.
No injuries have been reported to date.
As a result, Adidas says it is “strongly recommended” that children up to and including the age of 14 stop using the recalled products immediately.
“As a precautionary measure, we are recalling all swimwear products of the affected product range worn by children up to and including the age of 14 years. The safety of our consumers is our highest priority,” says Harald Habermann, vice president product operations, advanced creation at Adidas. “We continue to be committed to quality and apologise for any inconvenience this safety notice may cause to consumers.”
Sales of the affected swimwear products in all sizes through adidas.com or Adidas retail stores were stopped immediately, while the company has notified authorised Adidas dealers to remove affected products from inventory for sale.
Consumers can return the affected products at any Adidas store or at authorised dealers where the products were purchased for a full refund or contact Adidas for a product voucher. No proof of purchase (receipt) is necessary.
In addition, Infinitex swimwear products in all other sizes that are not affected by the recall and have quality defects may be returned to Adidas stores or authorised retail partners where the products were purchased for a refund.
Consumers can refer to the pictures on adidas.com to see if their product is affected.