After far too many women complained about inadvertently flashing people during downward dog, Lululemon admitted that they had a small quality control problem. They pulled the pants and worked with suppliers to improve their product. Except that the next shipment had the exact same issue, only now they also fell apart after a few months. Problem solved: You can't complain about see-through pants if you don't have any pants. That's next-level stuff right there.
Frustrated, their founder went on the news to state once and for all what the real problem was: You're just too fat for his pants. Chip Wilson (no really, that's his name) looked straight into the camera on national news and said, "Some women's bodies just don't actually work [in the pants]."
The nosedive their stock took immediately afterward was surely unrelated.
Valspar Sold Cat Pee Paint
When Valspar removed an additive from one of their paint lines, they set off a chain of events as unforeseeable as it was hilarious. Without the preservative, a special kind of bacteria was able to grow inside of the cans -- one that had a potent smell most noticeable only after people painted their homes with it and the weather turned hot.
The company described the smell as "ammonia-like," but customers were more specific: They thought it smelled exactly like cat pee. So much so, in fact, that customers reported searching their homes for phantom cats, convinced a local feline must have snuck in to urinate on a new and exciting rug. That's right. The paint company messed up so badly that its customers were forced to hunt for ghost cats. You know you have a disaster on your hands when it reaches "Ghost Cat" level.