Fred & Friends Recalls Infant Pacifiers That Pose a Choking Hazard

Fred & Friends Recalls Infant Pacifiers That Pose a Choking Hazard
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January 30, 2014

Fred & Friends is recalling 200,000 Chill Baby Artiste, Volume and Panic pacifiers. 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.

This recall involves three styles of Fred & Friends Chill Baby pacifiers, 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 recalled pacifiers were sold at a wide range of retailers and gift shops nationwide and online from April 2013 through December 2013 for about $10 each.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifiers away from young children and return them to Fred & Friends for a $12 refund. Fred & Friends is providing a postage paid envelope.

For further details on this recall, contact Fred & Friends toll-free at 855-346-6372.