Update: Lululemon’s Chief Product Officer Sheree Waterson is stepping down from her position on April 15, a little more than three weeks after the see-through yoga pant scandal first hit the fan.
The pants have been removed from the shelves and Lululemon is in the process of taking a closer look at the pants in production and the testing protocols, according to Bloomberg. Customers who still have the pants are eligible for a full refund. The recall will cost the company in its year-end results.
Earlier this week [March 21], Lululemon announced there would be a recall of their pricey yoga pants after it was discovered that the latest shipment of Luons were so sheer, people could see right through them.
Now, this should be pretty easy to detect. If you’re at the gym and look into any one of the wall-to-wall mirrors, you can see whether or not your behind is on display. Or if you’re suddenly very popular among the male members (ahem) you might want to take a closer look at what’s… different.
But just in case you’re still confused, the CEO of the company, Christine Day, suggests, appropriately, that you do a little yoga to figure out your situation.
“The only way to test for the problem is to put the pants on and bend over,” Day said on an earnings conference call today. That was probably one of the top 10 earnings conference calls in history. But seriously, according to Business Insider, the company says the didn’t notice a thing until people started putting on the pants and the company workers started getting an eyeful.
Separately, the company reported that its fourth quarter earnings beat expectations, but this recall is going to take a bite out of 2013 numbers. USA Today says they’re already predicting a down first quarter.