Loyal customers of Lululemon yoga gear may need to be wary of overly robust drawstrings.
On Thursday the company announced that it will recall over 300,000 women’s tops because their hard-tipped drawstrings could cause injury.
“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,” a notice on the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website reads.
“Our main priority is ensuring the product works for our guests, and we believe this is the necessary proactive action,” a spokeswoman for Lululemon said in regards to the recall.
“We are committed to making our product right for our guests and regret any inconvenience this may have caused them.”
The Vancouver-based activewear company is no stranger to controversy. In 2013 the company recalled a collection of yoga pants from its stores because they became transparent when wearers bent over, a frequent activity during yoga practice. Erstwhile CEO Christine Day stepped down in the wake of the incident.
That same year, Lululemon co-founder Chip Wilson also stepped down after issuing a formal apology for his comment that “some women’s bodies just don’t actually work” for his company’s yoga pants. Continue reading >>