Swedish retail giant H&M has recalled a series of children's socks after coming under fire for allegedly having a pattern resembling the word "Allah" written in Arabic letters, reports said Saturday.

In a press statement, the company said that the pattern was completely a coincidence and unintentional.

"The print on the sock depicting a Lego figure, which looks like "Allah" in Arabic is entirely a coincidence, but because our customers have complained, we have chosen to recall the items," Petra Buchinger, the Press Officer at H&M said, according to reports by Swedish state radio SVT.

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