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CPSC, Bernat Yarn Announce Recall of "Fur Out" Yarn

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Recall Date:
March 11, 2005

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2005
Release # 05-135
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 641-5634

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Bernat "Fur Out" yarn

Units: About 730,000 1.75-ounce balls of yarn

Manufacturer/Importer: Spin Rite LP of Ontario, Canada

Hazard: "Fur Out" yarn is flammable when used as the sole yarn in a garment. Garments constructed of "Fur Out" yarn are dangerously flammable when exposed to a flame, posing a burn risk to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Bernat has received two reports of garments made of the recalled yarn burning, with one person receiving singed eyebrows.

Description: All 17 Bernat "Fur Out" yarn colors are involved in this recall. The recalled yarn can be identified by UPC numbers beginning with "05735527" and ending with one of the following numbers:

1319 1326 1333 1340 1357 1364 1371 1388 1395
1401 1685 2583 2590 2606 2613 2620 2637  

 

Sold by: Yarn and craft stores nationwide and in Canada since April 2004 for between $4 and $6 per ball.

Manufactured in: Turkey.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using Bernat "Fur Out" yarn and items made with Bernat "Fur Out" yarn immediately and contact the manufacturer for instructions on how to return the products and receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Contact Bernat Yarn at (800) 641-5634 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.bernat.com

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