Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), and Spinrite Limited Partnership have jointly recalled the above yarn products, which once crocheted or knitted may unravel or snag and form a loop, posing an entrapment hazard to young children.
The recall includes the following 11 colours and UPC codes (found beneath the barcode on the paper sleeve):
Colour Codes - Colour Name - UPC
Two incidents of children becoming entangled from unraveling or snagging blankets were reported to Spinrite—one in Canada and the other in the US. No injuries were sustained.
Customers are advised to stop using the yarn immediately and return the product to Bernat for a full refund.
For further information, customers may contact Bernat toll-free at 1-844-418-7973 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern, or via Bernat's website.
From November, 2011 to February, 2015, approximately 220,000 of the yarn products were sold in Canada, and 620,000 in the US. The yarn was sold at Jo-Ann Stores, Michaels and other craft retail stores and online at www.yarnspirations.com.
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This 12 year-old girl has an unusually creative—and some would even say, macabre—hobby. She loves to work with miniatures, recreating scenes from series and movies like Grease and The Walking Dead. So far, so...pretty conventional. There's one crucial factor that distinguishes her play from the run-of-the-mill dollhouse variety. She uses dead mice and rodents like squirrels as her characters.
Yes, Mackenzie McCarty is a young taxidermist. The grade six student from Philadelphia sources her rodents from the side of the road, or buys them frozen from pet stores. She never kills for thrills.
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“They’re kind of like pets, but they’re dead,” said Mackenzie, who took a taxidermy course when she was nine, and has been hooked ever since.
She apparently works on her 'sets' two or three evenings a week, creating furniture and clothing for her actors. She has been known to gift the montages to her teachers.
McCarty uses a "little brain scooper" to empty out the rodents, which she then stuffs with cotton wool. No surprise her friends aren't lining up to join her in her "gross" hobby. She's serious and clearly passionate about her activity, and hopes to turn it into a career one day. Her ultimate ambition would be to stuff a giraffe.
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I'm a fan of toys like GoldieBlox, and a big supporter of so-called 'girl power,' yet even I'm struggling to get over my own squeamish instincts about taxidermy as a childhood hobby.
You tell me: Would you encourage your child to pursue an interest or passion, even if it majorly creeped you out?