Consumer product recall

Skacel FlipStix Knitting Needles recalled due to Laceration Hazard

Starting date:
November 14, 2019
Posting date:
November 14, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Hobby/Craft Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-71581

Last updated: 2019-11-14

Summary

  • Product:
    Skacel FlipStix Knitting Needles in US 6 (4.0mm diameter) in 15cm (6") and 20cm (8")  lengths.
  • Issue:
    The shaft of the knitting needle can split or burst, posing a laceration hazard.
  • What to do:
    Immediately stop using the needles and return them to the place of purchase a full refund or store voucher.

Affected products

Skacel FlipStix Knitting Needles in US 6 (4.0mm diameter) in  15cm (6") and 20cm (8") lengths

Product description

This recall involves US 6 (4.0mm diameter) FlipStix in 15cm (6") and 20cm (8") long knitting needles. The knitting needles have aluminum shafts that are tapered at both ends. The long shaft holds the active (unsecured) stitches of the fabric, to prevent them from unravelling, whereas the tapered ends are used to form new stitches. The knitting needles were sold in blue, red and yellow combination packages. There are five needles per pack.

Recalled products:
    Five Pack UPC
15cm (6") 4 016431 241406
20cm (8") 4 016431 247408

Hazard identified

The shaft of the knitting needle can split or burst, posing a laceration hazard.

As of November 14, 2019, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 687 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from December 2014 to September 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Germany.

Companies

Distributor

Wool & Wicker Sales Ltd.

Richmond

British Columbia

CANADA

Importer

Skacel Collection Inc.

Seattle

Washington

UNITED STATES

Manufacturer

Gustav Selter GmbH Co. & KG

GERMANY

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled needles and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or store voucher.

For more information, consumers may contact Wool & Wicker Sales Ltd. by email, online, or toll free at 1-866-966-5945 Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST, and Saturday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm PST.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.