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Reusable bags recalled

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VANCOUVER—Canadian yoga retailer Lululemon Athletica voluntarily is withdrawing certain reusable bags from its stores over concern they may contain lead.

Lululemon said there is no concern with the use of the bag—only a potential concern with its proper disposal after use.

It said the recall of the bags, known as shoppers, follows recent discussions among other retailers over the proper disposal of reusable bags.

The shoppers are distributed free of charge to the customers with their purchases.

Luluemon CEO Christine Day said all available research indicates these bags “comply with all applicable health and safety regulations, and are safe for our guests’ use.”

Day added the bags at issue were obtained from a new supplier, which she did not name, and only have been distributed in stores within the last year.

“We choose our partners carefully and the manufacturer of the shoppers is known for its ‘green’ practices, and is co-operating fully with our review,” Day said in a news release.

“Our guests will be provided with shoppers from other manufacturers that do not raise potential environmental concerns,” she noted.

The discontinued bags were distributed between Nov. 1, 2009 and Dec. 18, 2010.

A list of all affected shoppers and more information will be provided at www.lululemon.com/shoppers

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