lululemon recall has hit the news recently (maybe lululemon should start buying advertising so it stays on the media's good side, coughNikecough). This time it's for jackets with elastic drawcords that have little metal or hard plastic aglets at the end. The styles affected include: 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's solution is going to be to send you a new drawcord. You have a choice of five colors - Black, White, Gray, Blue, or Red. Awesome (not awesome). You can contact the GEC at 1-877-263-9300 or GEC@lululemon.com.
Though I sincerely hate to augment the factory condition of any of my lululemon items, I'll probably send away for the new drawcords to have on hand. Luckily, the two affected jackets I have are black but if you have some pretty Lolo Purple piece you are SOL.
Most of the responses on the boards have been a giant WTF: 'Is this for real?' 'Why aren't knives recalled? People cut themselves with them daily.' 'Quick, everyone get in your bubble. ' but the biggest area this will impact is in re-sale. It becomes illegal to re-sell recalled items, though god knows how it will be policed since even the GEC/eds can't identify styles, so good luck with that.
US CPSC Recall Notice
Canadian Recall Notice
Lululemon Recall Notice
UPDATE - Here are the color of the replacement drawstrings: