|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:
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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