Lululemon Athletica Recalls More Than 300,000 Women's Tops
After multiple injuries, the company has recalled tops with faulty elastic draw cords
Athletic clothing company Lululemon is facing another wardrobe malfunction: the retailer has voluntary recalled 318,000 women's tops across the United States and Canada after seven reports of eye and face injuries due to potentially dangerous draw cords. (In 2013, the company recalled 17 percent of its popular black yoga bottoms stock after women complained they were too sheer. Their CEO stepped down shortly afterward.)
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, "when the elastic draw cord with a hard tip in the hood or around the neck area is pulled or caught on something and released, it can snap back, impact the face area and result in injury." There's no word yet on the extent of the seven injuries.
Some 133,000 tops in the U.S. and 185,000 tops in Canada are part of the voluntary recall. They were manufactured between 2008 and December 2014 in various styles and colors. The jackets and hooded tops cost between $75 and $260 and were manufactured in Bangladesh, China, Indonesia and Peru.
More than 20 styles of jackets and hooded tops are part of the recall. They include the Carry and Go Hoodie; Cool Down Jacket; Course-ette Jacket; Cozy Up Jacket; Dance Studio Jacket; Dance Sweat Shirt; Don’t Hurry Be Happy Pullover; Gratitude Wrap; Necessity Jacket; Proactive Jacket; Refresh Snap Up; Run Sun Blocker Pullover; Run Track N Field Jacket; Run With It Jacket; Sanctuary Jacket; Savasana Tunic; Sing, Floss, Travel Jacket; Stow ’N Go Jacket; Stride Jacket; Summertime Tunic; Varsity Hoodie; Victory Jacket and Wear With All Jacket.
CPSC advises consumers to stop wearing the recalled items or remove the cord to prevent injury. Contact Lululemon for a replacement non-elastic draw cord and instructions on how to insert it.
For more information on getting a replacement cord or the recall, contact Lululemon's Guest Education Centre at (877) 263-9300 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can read the company's safety notice here.