Many people in West Virginia enjoy working out and doing yoga. These activities typically provide health benefits, and many individuals find them relaxing as well. Recently, though, concerns have been raised about some of the apparel used to engage in these activities. It appears that a popular fitness apparel company has more dangerous or defective products out on the market and in consumers’ homes.
Lululemon has recently recalled some of its yoga products. Apparently, nearly 320,000 of its women’s yoga tops could cause injury to the person who is wearing the shirt. Sold between Jan. 2008 and Dec. 2014, these $75 to $260 tops have a draw cord that has a plastic or metal tip around the neck or hood area.
At this time, the U.S. Product Safety Commission has received seven separate reports of facial and eye-related injuries. These incidents occurred from the cord being pulled or getting caught on something. Consumers are advised to stop wearing these tops immediately. If this is not an option, it is recommended that the cord be removed. Consumers may also request a non-elastic cord from Lululemon, along with instructions for replacing it.
This isn’t the first time Lululemon has been in the media for a recalled yoga product, as it also pulled some of its pants off the market back in 2013. Apparently, the pants were transparent and seams came apart. Although these pants may not have necessarily caused a physical injury, they may have embarrassed the consumers affected.
Regardless, the tops that Lululemon has recently recalled have and can continue to cause injury. West Virginia residents who have been seriously injured by one of these tops or any other form of dangerous or defective products may be entitled to financial compensation from the manufacturer and/or others in the consumer supply chain. A products liability claim based upon proof of negligence or breach of warranty may be an appropriate legal remedy.
Source: The New York Times, “Lululemon Recalls Women’s Tops Because of Draw Cord Injuries“, June 25, 2015