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Fred and Friends Recalls Infant Pacifiers

  • Chill Baby Artiste pacifier
  • Chill Baby Volume pacifier
  • Chill Baby Panic pacifier
Name of Product:
Fred & Friends Chill Baby Artiste, Volume and Panic pacifiers<strong> </strong>
Hazard:
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.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
January 30, 2014
Units:
About 183,000 in the United States and 17,000 in Canada
Consumer Contact

Fred & Friends toll-free at (855) 346-6372 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email the firm at pacifiersconsumer@fredandfriends.com  or online at www.fredandfriends.com and click on Pacifier Recall for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

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 pacifiers are plastic and silicone rubber and measure about 2 inches wide and 1? inches tall. 

Remedy:

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 consumers to return the recalled pacifiers.

Incidents/Injuries:

Fred & Friends has received one report of the knob on the Volume pacifier detaching. No injuries have been reported.  

Sold At

Department stores, gift, drug, toy, baby product, grocery and home decorating stores, and hospital, museum gift shops nationwide and various websites from April 2013 through December 2013 for about $10.

Importer:

Fred & Friends, of Cumberland, R.I., a division of Lifetime Brands, Inc., of Garden City, N.Y.

Distributor

Fred & Friends, of Cumberland, R.I., a division of Lifetime Brands, Inc., of Garden City, N.Y.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
14-097
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