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Hildegard_von_Knittin 07-06-2005 06:44 PM

Bernat Yarn Recall
Sorry I posted this as an announcement by accident. My Bad!

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

Originally Posted by Good Housekeeping July 2005 p.194
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 and Info on the recall is here (from the bernat site) and also here from

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!"

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