Lululemon is once again dealing with a product recall. The company is recalling the drawstrings from over 318,000 women’s hoodies and tops after several customers reported that the cord snapped back and hit them in the face, causing minor injuries.
Fashionista reports that according to Lululemon, “no lawsuits have been filed and the injuries were not serious.” A company spokesperson stated:
Our main priority is ensuring our product works for our guests, and we believe this is the necessary proactive action. We are committed to making our product right for our guests and regret any inconvenience this may have caused them.
While the sheer yoga pants debacle of 2013 seriously damaged Lululemon’s reputation and bottom line, shares are currently up 21 percent so far this year and a spokesperson told WSJ that she doesn’t believe this particular recall will have any financial impact.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission lists “seven reported incidents, resulting in seven injuries to the face and eye.” To prevent your Gratitude Wrap, Savasana Tunic, or Don’t Hurry Be Happy Pullover from taking out an eye (for the incredible full list, see here), the CPSC recommends taking out the drawstring and contacting Lululemon for a free replacement.
Alternatively, just keep it in, because anybody who spends several hundred dollars on something called a Gratitude Wrap deserves to get smacked in the face.
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