RECALL: Lululemon Athletica Various Tops with Draw Cords

Potential Face Injury

RECALL: Lululemon Athletica Various Tops with Draw Cords

RECALL: Lululemon Athletica Various Tops with Draw Cords

Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and lululemon athletica have jointly recalled the following styles of tops with elastic draw cords with hard metal or plastic tips at the neck area:

  • 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

The tops feature elastic cords which can snap back when pulled, causing a potential injury to the face.

In Canada, five injuries were reported, as well as one in the United States.

Customers are advised to stop wearing the tops and remove the existing draw cords. Alternatively, customers can request a new non-elastic draw cord from Lululemon Athletica together with instructions on how to replace the existing cord.

Customers can contact Lululemon Athletica toll free at (877) 263-9300, by email or via the company's website.

Prior to 2014, approximately 185,191 tops were sold in Canada at Lululemon Athletica stores, online and via select retailers, and approximately 133,288 in the US.

Fight Club... For Children

Because Kids Deserve Ultraviolent Cult Classics too

Fight Club... For Children

Now your kids can enjoy Fight Club just like you did.

You've gotta give Chuck Palahniuk his props. The author of the 1996 cult classic and insanely violent Fight Club has found a wicked way to bring his work to the younger set - younger, as in the picture book crowd. 

In this video for Mashable, Palahniuk reads the new and improved Fight Club 4 Kids, rebranded for the tots as "horsing around." 

Of course every now and then the writer gets a little, shall we say, carried away by his own material and lapses into a tirade of motherf*cking bleeps. 

For anyone who thought Go The F*ck to Sleep/Eat was hysterical, sit back and relish the cartoon version, particularly of Jared Leto's character being beaten into a beetroot.
Maybe Horsing Around Club could be part of a series. After all, Game of Thrones has already been spoofed as Goodnight Westeros... And A Clockwork Orange could do with a revamp.

This fan girl is just waiting on Ed Norton and Tyler Durden (aka Brad Pitt) to emerge from the Beverly Hills woodwork and lend their voices to the feature animation. Now that would be something!

Favourite Fight Club moment? And go...

Do You Know What Your Kids are Watching Online?

Protect their curiosity

Do You Know What Your Kids are Watching Online?

Do You Know What Your Kids are Watching Online?

It's a weeknight and you hand over the iPad so you can whip up something quick for dinner. But do you know exactly what your child is watching?  

I've been caught out before - and maybe you have too - by a strange voice on a YouTube clip, only to find it wasn't exactly suitable viewing for my six year-old. No, nothing explicit but suffice to say, it wasn't Disney either.

An 11-year-old in England was left traumatized after watching a video his friends at school said was "funny." Curiosity of course got the better of Lizi Patch's son.

“I had to deal with the fallout of my son stumbling across hardcore pornography online," said Patch. "He said he had been horrified watching a short video online but was unable to stop thinking about it. He told me he couldn’t 'unsee' it, and how he felt his childhood was effectively over."

From that point, he insisted on changing his own settings to make sure nothing so disturbing could get through.

The incident left Patch feeling remorseful enough to take action. She created the internet safety campaign, Protect Their Curiosity. "I'm supposed to be his mum, his protector. I resolved to do whatever I could to help prevent this happening to other people's children."

In the UK, research from non-profit Internet Matters found that just over half of parents haven't set any parental controls or passwords on their devices, and don’t actively monitor their child’s internet activity.

Stumbling onto something inappropriate online is just a finger-slip away. And even for the youngest users, it's surprisingly easy to do.

"Kids want to use the web in safety," said Carolyn Bunting, GM at Internet Matters. "They don’t want to be scared of what they might click on. A big step towards this lies with parents switching on every parental control available.”

Bunting urges parents to teach children about internet safety the way they would any other potentially risky activity, like swimming or crossing the road.

The internet can seem boundless, yet having so much content readily available is both a blessing and a curse. It's up to us to ensure that our kids see only what they deserve to see.

For more information about setting parental controls, visit internetmatters.org.