Lululemon pant shortage expected after 'too sheer' recall - KMSP-TV

Lululemon pant shortage expected after 'too sheer' recall, stock slump

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Lululemon is warning customers to expect a shortage of their black luon yoga pants after the company pulled recent shipments from stores and its website because a batch of black bottoms was too sheer.

Through their website, the company said the pants made available on March 1 do not meet their standards and the bottoms were recalled on March 16 as a result.

"The ingredients, weight and longevity qualities of the women's black luon bottoms remain the same but the coverage does not, resulting in a level of sheerness … that fall short of our very high standards," the website reads.

Luon is made from a combination of nylon and Lycra spandex fibers, and the company said it is working with its suppliers in Vietnam and Taiwan to replace the fabric as they work to get replacement items available for sale again.

The styles designed for tighter-fitting silhouettes are affected, representing about 17 percent of the women's bottoms found in stores.

Lululemon managers began expressing concern about the sheer fabric during a weekly call on March 11, and they opted to offer a full refund or exchange to customers while they wait for a new batch of products.

"We are also exploring all opportunities to increase inventory levels as quickly as possible, so long as our standards are met," the company wrote in its recall FAQ.

Pending orders may be delayed, and customers who purchased the affected products online can call 1-877-263-9300 or send an e-mail with questions on how to return or exchange items.

Lululemon plans to recycle the affected products and fabric once they have collected it all.

The company's stock dropped 7 percent on the news of the recall.

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