Athletic apparel company Lululemon has recalled 318,000 tops with elastic drawcords in the U.S. and Canada, due to injury hazard.
The company issued a safety notice on Thursday stating that elastic drawcords with hard metal or plastic tips could snap back if accidentally stretched or pulled, potentially causing injury to the face area.
Seven eye and face injuries due to faulty drawstrings have been reported, but a company spokesperson said in a statement none of the injuries was serious and no lawsuits have been filed.
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“Our main priority is ensuring our product works for our guests, and we believe this is the necessary proactive action,” the spokesperson said in the statement. “We are committed to making our product right for our guests and regret any inconvenience this may have caused them.”
Recalled tops come in a variety of colors and styles, including 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. Lululemon said the tops affected by the recall were primarily sold prior to 2014.
Customers are advised to remove the drawcord or contact the company's Guest Education Center to receive a non-elastic replacement drawcord.
This marks the second major recall for Lululemon since 2013. That year, the company had to recall about 17 percent of its stock of stretchy black “Wunder Under” yoga bottoms because they were too sheer. That recall cost the Vancouver-based company about $67 million in sales, according to Forbes.