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Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-06-2005, 06:44 PM
Sorry I posted this as an announcement by accident. My Bad!

I just read in Good Housekeeping: Here's an exact quote:

Product: Bernat Yarn "Fur Out" sold by yarn and craft stores in the US and Canada since April 2004 for $4 to $6 per ball. All 17 "Fur Out" colors are involved in the recall.

Contact: Bernat Yarn 1-800-641-5634

Problem: Garments constructed of this yarnb are dangerously flammable, posing a burn risk to consumers.
Okay, so that said, let's talk about this. A "BURN RISK"??????????????? How about COMBUSTION RISK??????

anyway, Bernat's website is here (http://www.bernat.com/) and Info on the recall is here (http://www.bernat.com/product.php?LGC=furout&SPP=999) (from the bernat site) and also here (http://www.recalls.org/cloth102.htm) from recalls.org.

tab
07-06-2005, 07:08 PM
I saw that on the Bernat website a while ago. It actually made me giggle, me being the horrible person I am. It gives me this mental image of setting your clothes out, stepping into the shower, and then coming back to find your shirt in a smouldering heap and your cat looking perturbed.
Of course, that's just my imagination going off on me. I wouldn't be laughing if I knew of anyone who had actually been hurt by, er... spontaneously combusting garments.

knitqueen
07-06-2005, 07:59 PM
I heard about this recall months ago....are some places still selling it???? Actually, come to think of it, I saw it for sale still in Mary Maxim catalog. I should e-mail them...

BinkyKat
07-06-2005, 10:23 PM
Tab, your my kinda thinker! :roflhard:
I actually first heard/saw this notice when the Ben Franklin and JoAnn's here had posted written posters stating the recall. I believe the site says you can even return already knitted items to Bernat....
"S'cuse me, grandma? Y'know that fuzzy beret and scarf set I made for you? HAND IT OVER and BACK AWAY!"