Recalls this week: Yarn, residential elevators

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

A line of yarn is being recalled this week because it can unravel from finished knit or crochet items and pose a risk of entanglement to young children. Other recalled consumer products include creamer dispensers and residential elevators.

Here's a more detailed look:


DETAILS: All 11 colors of Bernat brand Tizzy Yarn sold at Jo-Ann Stores, Michaels and other craft retail stores nationwide and online at from April 2012 through February 2015. UPC codes included in the recall are printed under the barcode on the paper sleeve and details on the color numbers and codes can be found at

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

INCIDENTS: Two reports of children becoming entangled from unraveling or snagging yarn blankets. No injuries have been reported.

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

FOR MORE: Call Bernat at 844-418-7973 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit and click on the "Voluntary Recall" button at the top of the page for more information.


DETAILS: CreaMiser refrigerated creamer dispensers for commercial use with model numbers 200, 210 and 400, digital thermometers and certain serial numbers. The plastic dispensers were sold in the following colors: black granite, gray granite and sand. Models 200 and 210 have two creamer dispenser stations and model 400 has four creamer dispenser stations. Model, serial number and "CreaMiser Products Corporation" are printed on a white sticker or metal name plate on the back of the dispensers. They were sold by distributors nationwide to convenience stores, quick-serve restaurants, hospital and workplace cafeterias, college food service facilities and hotels and motels from January 2001 through November 2003.

WHY: A relay inside the creamer dispensers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: Seven incidents with the recalled creamer dispensers, including two fires at repair facilities and five units that had melted digital thermometers. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 5,600.

FOR MORE: Call CreaMiser at 800-905-3366 or visit and click on "CreaMiser Refrigerated Creamer Dispensers Recalled by WhiteWave" below the menu on the left side of the home page for more information.


DETAILS: Elmira Hydraulic residential hydraulic elevators which were installed in homes with multiple floors. They have a manual accordion-style car gate door with vinyl laminate inserts and a control panel with up and down buttons, light switch, telephone, emergency stop button and power failure light. "Cambridge Elevating" is printed on the elevator's push button panel. They were sold by Coastal Carolina Elevators through residential contractors and home builders, including DRHorton, in South Carolina from January 2006 through December 2009.

WHY: The elevator can operate while the gate door is open, posing a crushing hazard.

INCIDENTS: Three reports of incidents with the elevators, including one injury that resulted in a catastrophic brain injury to a 10-year-old boy from Baltimore, Maryland.

HOW MANY: About 240.

FOR MORE: Call Coastal Carolina Elevators at 843-399-6545 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit and click on the Recall tab at the top of the page (effective April 6, 2015).