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Over 20,000 bras recalled due to injury fears

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Scratched??! More like poked, and not a nice thought. Good of them to nip the problem in the bud, so to speak.

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5,600 to 6,200 yen? And still quality defects? ... honestly this is pure and utter greed. You can make four bras from a 1m x 60cm piece of fabric plus some clasps and an underwire. They're easily making profits of about 100 to 200 times the cost of the materials, and they still can't be bothered to properly seal and cap the ends of the underwires? There is simply no excuse for using substandard materials in making bras apart from rampant greed.

Disgraceful.

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I support the recall but I hope Triumph doesn't go bust.

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More exploding airbags recalled!

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excess squeeze on small size bras could be one of the factors....(?)

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Thank god my partner doesn't have to worry about this.. She always buys her bras when we're back in Europe. Not because she doesn't trust Japanese manufacturers, but its just so damn hard for her to find a big enough bra for her bust size.

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I'm available for first aid

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I'm sorry but (and I know I may get thumbs down for this) it really isn't that serious. All underwire bras at one point or another will decide it wants to kill you. The wire, in my own experience, has always decided it wanted to come out while I'm out and cannot just simply go home. Unless this company has designed a way for their bras to never do this at any point in time, it's inevitable.

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Could have been booby trapped?

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Must be those "A" size little flowery bras. lol

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Yes, 'CrazyJoe' the bras were most likely booby trapped by some 'gravity terrorists' hell bent on keeping a good pair down... who am I kidding, that's just utterly ridiculous.

Seriously though, I hope Triumph keeps abreast of the condition and shapes up quality control on such a delicate situation and perhaps pairing up quality control to assure this problem doesn't occur again. Okay, I'm done.

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I arrived to pick up my then GF (now wife) and she came to the living room tugging at her bra. Her mom asks "what's the matter?" and she says "the underwire is poking me." Without missing a beat her father looks at me and says "don't cut yourself on that!"

So you see the hazards are real and can lead to a serious injury that ends up being stitched together....

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the “Abenomics” bra that honored Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic revival plan, said they took the move due to fears of injury.

I think Abenomics might be doing more damage to your profits long-term than the damage this recall will do to your profits and reputation overall. But seriously, how were sales on the “Abenomics” bra, were they jaw-breakers?

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Free the Nipple

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culturelover: All underwire bras at one point or another will decide it wants to kill you. The wire, in my own experience, has always decided it wanted to come out while I'm out and cannot just simply go home. Unless this company has designed a way for their bras to never do this at any point in time, it's inevitable.

How about circular wires with no endpoints like they use in sunscreens for cars?

You could even fold one flat and keep in your purse as a spare!

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Better let honey-bunny know before getting hurt...!!!

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@KariHaruka

I sympathize - I have the same problem...

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This was certainly not a triumph for the manufacturer. Anyway, thanks for the funny headline!

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I'll be at Shinjuku station all weekend checking woman for this bra and should they be wearing take it from them!

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Boing

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A braless breast protest would be in order. Watch out folks, it may be nipply,,,

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About time. I prefer Peach John. Have been injured a couple of times when dealing with a Triumph bra.....

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Yes, I support this bra recall. I suggest everyone stop wearing bras immediately.

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This bra is obviously a big flop!

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I'll be at Shinjuku station all weekend checking woman for this bra

You'll need a wire-tapping warrant.

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Haha seems like a lot of bra's in Japan are overly wired etc to the point they more resemble hockey equipment than underwear!!

I hate how it makes the ladies look like they have stuffed a bunch of cardboard up under there!!

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At least they recalled them before anything happened unlike Takata and their airbags, kudos to triumph.

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Products made in Japan tend to be quality, but did notice that the company has the word international which leads me to believe these were possibly made outside of Japan possibly made in China. I know from experience that many of the items made in China don't last after the first use and quickly is broken.

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Bra recall? Sorry but I can only recall what was underneath. Pay my retry Sentaxi fare and I'll try to remember the color and design.

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Haha every bra I have ever purchased in my life has done this. Kind of silly to make a big deal out of it but still nice of them.

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will tit tape fix this problem or do we go to death com 2 where you have to use gaffer tape??

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@Kari

No. I just don't like the fact that me, a man, has bigger breasts than your wife ; )

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Honestly this happens all the time though. Ladies, you know what I mean. Wear a bra long enough and it's bound to happen. Fortunately some of the more quality bra makers know about this little problem and put a drop of acrylic coating on the ends of the underwire so it doesn't stab you in the boob.

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At first glance I thought this was another Takata article. But it was "bras" instead of "bags". (If you squint real hard, you can see how I could have mistaken... nope. No excuse at all for the mistake.)

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Boob stabs are real (and very painful!). I stopped using underwired bras and I don't regret it! Breathing is easier and I can run without the worry of feeling a jab of pain in chest!

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inverseDec. 18, 2014 - 10:15PM JST Honestly this happens all the time though. Ladies, you know what I mean. Wear a bra long enough and it's bound to happen. Fortunately some of the more quality bra makers know about this little problem and put a drop of acrylic coating on the ends of the underwire so it doesn't stab you in the boob.

Exactly. This is what I was referring to, "capping" the ends of the wires. Cost? Maybe 1 yen. Value to customers? Priceless! ... not doing it? Amazingly poor customer service and quality control.

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Quote: “It would be terrible if it happened again and somebody’s skin was scratched,” she added.

If?

Yeah, it would be terrible is the sky fell on us.

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Takata airbag is claiming "We have nothing to do with it this time" ^^

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Aaahhhhhh.... All in the name of "fashion"

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