Lululemon: Our Hoodies Can Hurt You

Dangerous drawstrings prompt major recall
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 26, 2015 1:50 AM CDT
Lululemon: Our Hoodies Can Hurt You
The Lululemon Athletica logo is seen at the store at The Americana at Brand mall in Glendale, Calif.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Lululemon's pants are now testicle-friendly, but many of its tops are face-unfriendly, according to a recall notice. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says seven injuries to the face or eye have been reported by people who wore the company's hoodies or jackets and were hurt when the elastic cords were pulled or snagged and snapped back, Bloomberg reports. The yogawear company says it's recalling around 318,000 drawstrings used in 23 different styles of tops sold between 2008 and last year, the Washington Post reports.

"Consumers should stop wearing the tops with the elastic draw cord and either remove the draw cord or contact lululemon athletica to request a new, non-elastic draw cord with written instructions on how to replace the draw cord," the company said in a release, per the CBC. The company has had problems with its clothes before—especially the notorious see-through yoga pants of 2013—but it says the dangerous drawstrings are unlikely to affect earnings and none of the people injured by them have filed lawsuits, the Post reports. (Read more Lululemon Athletica stories.)

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