It seems the good people at Lululemon just keep on giving.
The latest “really?” news from the uber yoga power is a recall of more than 300,000 women’s tops that include drawstrings that, if pulled or yanked on, can snap back and strike the wearer in the face with a nasty hard tip. More from Slate:
Lululemon is recalling 318,000 women’s tops in the United States and Canada that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports led to “seven injuries to the face and eye.” How did these injuries occur? The offending items—more than 20 styles altogether—were manufactured with “an elastic draw cord with hard metal or plastic tips in the hood or around the neck area.” Because of this, when the drawstrings were “pulled or caught on something and released,” they could “snap back, impact the face area and result in injury,” the commission explains.
How severe were these injuries? It’s unclear. When I called the CPSC late Thursday afternoon, the case officer for Lululemon’s recall had left for the day. It’s similarly unclear over what period the seven reported injuries occurred, though a CPSC spokeswoman pointed out that the relevant merchandise was sold from January 2008 through December 2014. Lululemon, for its part, says in a statement that there were “no serious injuries reported” and no lawsuits filed.
As Slate notes, that isn’t very many injuries, which is the good news. The great news? More schadenfreude, which is a very advanced asana indeed.
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