The pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards. The beard on the Artiste and the knob on the Volume pacifiers can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. In addition, the ventilation holes on the Volume and Panic pacifier guards are too small. Fred & Friends has received one report of the knob on the Volume pacifier detaching. No injuries have been reported.
The recall includes 183,000 Fred & Friends Chill Baby pacifiers in the United States. There are three styles, including the Artiste with a black plastic beard and mustache, Volume with a black volume control knob and Panic with a red panic button. The pacifier's name and UPC are printed on the packaging. The Artiste's UPC is 728987021282, the Volume style's UPC is 728987020599 and the Panic style's UPC is 728987020605. The pacifiers are plastic and silicone rubber and measure about 2 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches tall.
Department stores; gift, drug, toy, baby product, grocery, and home decorating stores; hospital and museum gift shops nationwide; and various websites from April 2013 through December 2013 for about $10.
What To Do:
Immediately take the recalled pacifiers away from young children and return them to Fred & Friends for a $12 refund. For more information, contact the company by phone at (855) 346-6372, by e-mail at email@example.com, or go online to fredandfriends.com and click on Pacifier Recall.
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