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Consumer product recall

lululemon athletica recalls tops with elastic draw cords with hard metal or plastic tips in the neck area

Starting date:
June 25, 2015
Posting date:
June 25, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Physical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and lululemon athletica

Affected products

Select styles of lululemon athletica tops with elastic draw cords primarily sold prior to 2014

Product description

The affected tops have an elastic draw cord with hard metal or plastic tips in the neck area. The 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.

Hazard identified

When the elastic draw cord with hard plastic or metal tips in the neck area of certain lululemon athletica tops is accidentally pulled or caught on something and released, it can snap back and make contact with the face area and result in injury.

Health Canada has received 5 reports of consumer incidents and injuries related to the use of these tops.

lululemon athletica has received 5 reports in Canada and 1 reports in the United States of consumer incidents and injuries related to the use of these tops.

Number sold

About 133,288 in the United States and 185,191 in Canada at lululemon athletica stores, online at and through select sales partners prior to 2014.

Time period sold

Primarily sold prior to 2014.

Place of origin

Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Peru


lululemon athletica
British Columbia

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What you should do

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.

Consumers should contact lululemon athletica’s Guest Education Centre toll free at (877) 263-9300, by email or visit firm's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.