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Consumer product recall

Spinrite recalls Bernat Tizzy Yarn

Starting date:
March 19, 2015
Posting date:
March 19, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Hobby/Craft Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Spinrite Limited Partnership

Affected products

Bernat Tizzy Yarn by Spinrite Limited Partnership

Product description

The recall includes all 11 colors of Bernat brand Tizzy Yarn. The yarn was sold as a ball or skein in a 100 gram (3.5 ounce) package with a paper sleeve. The green sleeve has a striped border with a photo of a baby in a knitted sweater and "Bernat" printed in all white capital letters and "Tizzy" printed in yellow and orange letters. UPC codes included in the recall are printed under the barcode on the paper sleeve.

Below is a full listing of the colour numbers, colour names and UPC codes included in the recall:
Colour Codes Colour Name UPC
24005 Mashmallow White 057355350380
24114 Playtime Denim 057355375970
24128 Blue Skies 057355350397
24230 Sweet Green Pea 057355350403
24305 Pixie Purple 057355350410
24412 Red Riding Hood 057355375987
24421 Posey Pink 057355350427
24611 Dandelion Yellow 057355350434
24627 Playtime 057355366336
24628 Creamsicle 057355350441
24711 Day Dream 057355355521


Hazard identified

In finished knit or crochet items, the yarn can unravel or snag and form a loop, posing an entanglement hazard to young children.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries in Canada related to the use of the yarn.

Spinrite has received two reports of children becoming entangled from unraveling or snagging yarn blankets. One incident occurred in Canada and one occurred in the US. No consumer injuries were reported.

Number sold

Approximately 220,000 units of yarn have been sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from November, 2011 to February, 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



Spinrite Limited Partnership

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the yarn or finished yarn projects, keep them out of the reach of young children, and contact Bernat a full refund.

For more information, consumers can contact Bernat toll-free at 1-844-418-7973 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern, or by visiting the Bernat's recall website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

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.