Yoga Wear Company Recalls 318,000 Women’s Tops After Reports of Injury

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Lululemon Athletica (LULU), the Canadian maker of yoga wear, is recalling 318,000 women’s tops sold in the U.S. and Canada because they’ve been linked to injuries, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

Seven incidents have been reported involving the tops, which resulted in seven injuries to the wearer’s face and eye.

The hazard occurs 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 and hit the face, the agency said.

Sold between January 2008 and December 2014, the tops retailed for between $75 and $260, with roughly 133,000 sold in the U.S. and 185,000 in Canada.

Consumers were advised to stop wearing the tops with the elastic draw cord and either remove the draw cord or contact Lululemon to request a new, nonelastic draw cord with written instructions on how to replace the original.

The product recall comes more than two years after the company recalled about 17 percent of all women’s bottoms in its stores because they were too sheer.

Lululemon can be reached toll-free at: 877-263-9300 from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET Monday through Friday, and between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday. Consumers can also email Lululemon’s Guest Education Centre at gec@lululemon.com or visit the company’s website for more information.

SOURCE: MoneyWatch.com

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