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An internal conference call to store managers last week instructed them to have staff Jack Wolfskin Outlet members return to the store their own merchandise bags emblazoned on one side with large pi Jack Wolfskin Outlet ctures of elite athletes, since the material may contain an unknown amount of lead, an employee at one of the Edmonton outlets said.Hours after the Edmonton Journal contacted Lululemon’s headquarters in Vancouver, the store expressed its concerns publicly and invited customers to return the bags and receive a replacement.The bags, which come in various sizes, have the recognizable red and white “manifesto” messages on one side inspiring people to “Do one thing a day that scares you,” or “Drink fresh water and as much water as you can” and large photos of various athletes on the other side, such as track and field Paralympian Andrea Holmes and skeleton medallist Melissa Hollingsworth, said the anonymous employee.These versions of the bags featuring athletes’ photos which have been in circulation since the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in February are the only ones potentially affected by lead traces.”All available research indicates these bags comply with all applicable health and safety regulations and are safe for our guests’ use,” said Lululemon CEO Christine Day in a news release. She said the bags were obtained from Lululemon’s newest supplier.”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 the statement. “While we conduct that review, we believe that from a long term environmental perspective it is better to stop distributing these bags. Our guests will be provided with shoppers from other manufacturers Jack Wolfskin Outlet that do not raise pote Jack Wolfskin Outlet ntial environmental concerns.”Hours before in an e mail to the Journal, Lululemon spokeswoman Alecia Pulman said no Canada wide recall of the bags was being planned.”Lululemon has no information that the reusable bags present any health or safety concerns to its guests,” Pulman wrote. and Australia often save such bags to carry their lunches to work.The retail store prides itself on fostering healthy, active, fun lifestyles and advocates for “socially responsible business decisions and encourage our employees to make responsible lifestyle commitments that positively affect our local and global communities.”At the end of September, Lululemon stocks were trading for $44.72 on the Nasdaq. That rose to $73.17 by the end of the Dec. 20 trading day.”We are committed to manufacturing our products in good conscience and in turn are committed to improve the communities where our factories operate,” reads an information document from the Lululemon website. and manufacturing partnerships have since developed in Canada, the United States, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Peru, Israel, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. It’s unclear if the merchandise bags are made in the same factories as the yoga wear.Robert Fisher, a University of Alberta marketing professor at the Alberta School of Business, said he’s most troubled that staff were notified to return the bags days before members of the public, who may use the bags just as regularly. He said the magnitude of the problem depends on how many such bags are in circulation and how much lead may be in them. That information isn’t available.”They obviously have a primary responsibility to protect the public and that has to come before anything else, so if they have any sort of reasonable expectation that this is harmful or could be harmful, their responsibility is to let us know and to remove the risk in whatever way is possible,” Fisher said.”If on the other hand this is some sort of thing likely to be a minor issue, likely to be more a public relations issue rather than a safety kind of issue, then they’re proceeding cautiously because they also have a responsibility to their customers not to panic them and to their shareholders not to create this huge tempest in a teapot.”