A leading fashion retailer has withdrawn a women's pyjama set from sale over concern that it resembles a concentration camp uniform.
COS pulled the nightwear on Monday after the JC alerted it to a complaint from a reader.
In a statement, a spokesperson said: "'COS appreciate the concerns raised and would like to assure you that it was never our intention to cause upset. Please accept our most sincere apologies. We understand the criticism and in response have decided to remove the garments in question from all stores with immediate effect."
COS confirmed that it was acting despite having received no direct complaints from customers.
The pyjamas, which retailed for £64, featured strips against a light background.
Daniella Warshawsky had emailed the JC after being "appalled" to see the garments on sale at the Westfield branch of COS in London. She said COS' response had made her "very happy. They've done the right thing".