The Bay/Zellers Important Safety Notice - Potential child safety hazard

    TORONTO, Nov. 13 /CNW/ - Hudson's Bay Company (Hbc) has learned of a
potential safety hazard with certain boys' cargo pants imported by Total Kids
of Montreal, which were sold at the Bay and Zellers during September and
October 2007. Hbc discovered through its quality assurance process that the
zipper on the pant is different than the zipper which was originally ordered,
and that this new zipper is painted using lead paint. As this contravenes
Hbc's safety standards, the Company has removed the pants from our stores and
is advising customers of this potential hazard.
    The pants were sold for $19.99 under the Vibrations brand at the Bay and
the Cherokee brand at Zellers. They are belted and were available in sizes 2
to 6x in the following colours: Silver Mink, Chocolate Brown and Brown Camo.

    About Hbc

    Hbc is Canada's largest diversified general merchandise retailer,
operating in department store (the Bay), mass merchandise (Zellers), specialty
(Home Outfitters and Designer Depot) and discount (Fields) formats. With more
than 580 retail outlets and nearly 70,000 associates located in every province
in Canada, Hbc provides Canadians with stylish, quality merchandise at great
value, through retail banners focused on exceptional customer service. Hbc is
a Canadian retail leader in corporate social responsibility, and the fifth
annual Hbc CSR report can be found at

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For further information:

For further information: Hillary Marshall, Hbc, Corporate
Communications, (416) 861-6315,, Or Hbc Customer
Service, 1-866-746-7422

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