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Spinrite Recalls Bernat Tizzy Yarn Due to Entanglement Hazard


Recall Date: March 19, 2015

Recall Number: 15-101

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Bernat Tizzy Yarn

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

Remedy: Refund

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

Consumer Contact: Bernat toll-free (844) 418-7973 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on the “Voluntary Recall” button at the top of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 620,000 in the U.S and about 220,000 in Canada

Description: The recall includes all 11 colors of Bernat brand Tizzy Yarn. The yarn was sold as a ball or skein in a 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. To view a full listing of the color numbers, color names and UPC codes included in the recall, click here:

Incidents/Injuries: Bernat has received two reports of children becoming entangled from unraveling or snagging yarn blankets. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Jo-Ann Stores, Michaels and other craft retail stores nationwide and online at from April 2012 through February 2015 for between $4.50 and $5.

Importer: Spinrite Yarns LP, of Washington, N.C.

Manufactured in: China

Author: Marianne Halterman

Marianne is a member of the SafeKids Coalition of the Central Shenandoah Valley. is an informational site devoted to keeping children safe and informing parents, family members and caregivers of current issues affecting child health and safety.