Lululemon Athletica Inc. is recalling 185,000 workout-wear hoodies and jackets in Canada because of its drawstrings. Health Canada issued the recall after Lululemon received five reports of consumer injuries in Canada and one in the United States.
The elasticity of the product’s drawstrings have been the main issue of concern. The tops are made with an elastic draw cord that contains hard plastic or metal tips. Incidents relating to the workout tops are caused by the draw cords snapping back into the face in the case of a workout, resulting in injury.
The tops were made in Bangladesh, China, Indonesia and Peru and mainly sold prior to 2014.
Lululemon is requesting customers with one of these tops to either remove the elastic cord before wearing it or contact Lululemon Atheltica for a replacement non-elastic cord.
The tops come in a variety of colours and styles, including: