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Skacel Collection recalls FlipStix knitting needles

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

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Skacel Collection of Seattle, Wash., is recalling about 270 US 6 (4.0mm) addi FlipStix knitting needles.

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

The firm has received three reports of the needle shafts splitting. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves US 6 (4.0mm diameter) FlipStix in 6” and 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, with five needles per pack.

The needles, manufactured in Germany, were sold at independent yarn stores nationwide from November 2018, through August 2019, for about $20.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled knitting needles and contact the store where purchased for a full refund in the form of a store voucher.

Consumers may contact Skacel Collection at (800) 255-1278 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday, by email at recall@skacelknitting.com or online at www.skacelknitting.com/FlipStix_US6_Recall_Info for more information.

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