The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission(and Health Canada), in cooperation with Fred & Friends, today announced a voluntary recall of about 200,000 Fred & Friends Chill Baby Artiste, Volume and Panic pacifiers because 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.
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 1½ inches tall.
Parents 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. Fred & Friends can be reached toll-free at (855) 346-6372 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.fredandfriends.com and click on Pacifier Recall for more information.