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Bernat Fur Out yarn

Description: March 11, 2005Release # 05-135 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 641-5634 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 CPSC, Bernat Yarn Announce Recall of "Fur Out" Yarn 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.co [Source]

Bernat Fur Out yarn Recall Information

Country of OriginTurkey
Recall Date03/11/2005
Recall ID2899
Recall Number05135
Product TypeArts & Crafts
HazardFire & Fire-Related Burn
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