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.