US 6 (4.0mm) addi® FlipStix knitting needles

SIAR Code: 30439
Notifying Country: United States of America
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Publication Date: Nov 06, 2019
Product Origin Country: Germany
Units: About 270
Manufacturer: Gustav Selter GmbH Co. & KG, of Germany
Distributor: Independent yarn stores nationwide from November 2018 through August 2019 for about $20.
Defect Description: 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. There are five needles per pack.
Accidents Reported: The firm has received three reports of the needle shafts splitting. No injuries have been reported.
Recommendations / Warnings: 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.
Additional Information: Skacel Collection at 800-255-1278 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at or online at for more information.