LuLuLemon clothing recalled for injury hazard

LuLuLemon tops (Photos: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — LuLuLemon is taking thousands of athletic tops off store shelves after injuries were reported.

The high-end athletic clothing company says the elastic draw cord with a hard tip in the hood or around the neck can be pulled or caught on something — and when released it can snap back into place, potentially impacting and injuring a customer’s face.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there have been seven reports of injuries to the face and eyes. Now, more than 200,000 LuLuLemon tops are being recalled. Consumers should contact the company to request a new, non-elastic draw cord with written instructs on how to replace it.

The affected tops were sold nationwide between January 2008 and December 2014.

Positec Tool is recalling Worx brand blower/vacs due to a shock hazard.

Positec Worx blower vacs (Photo: Consumer Product Safety Commission)
Positec Worx blower vacs (Photo: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

The company says the grounded and ungrounded wiring in the electric blower vacs could be reversed, creating a shock. About 25,000 blowers are being recalled nationwide. Consumers should stop using them and return the product to the store for a replacement or full refund.

According to the CPSC, Walmart sold the products from January 2015 to May 2015.

Plus — if you bought a Top Fin plastic aquarium heater at PetSmart, be aware. An electrical problem with the heaters poses the risk of fire or electric shock.

PetSmart has received 13 reports of incidents, including four reports of minor shocks and seven reports of water tanks overheating. The company received one report of property damage, after an electrical shortage resulted in a fire.

Consumers are urged to stop using the heaters and return them for a full refund.

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