Lululemon athletica inc announced the voluntary withdrawal of certain of its reusable bags, or shoppers, from its stores. This is in the wake of the recent discussion among other retailers over the proper disposal of reusable bags due to lead content. The shoppers are distributed free of charge to Lululeomon customers with their purchases.
The decision follows a report by the Tampa Tribune that many shoppers it tested from supermarket chains, including Walmart and Target, contained enough lead to be banned from local landfills. That report prompted Sen. Chuck Shumer, D-NY, to call for a federal investigation of whether bags containing unacceptable levels of lead are coming into contact with food. Some supermarket chains have already stop using reusable bags over food safety concerns.
Lululemon takes pride in its unwavering commitment to the health and well being of our guests, our local communities, and the environment. We strive to have a positive impact in all we do. The company posted photos of the affected shoppers in a letter to it customers posted to its website at www.lululemon.com/shoppers.