January 30, 2014: Fred & Friends Recalls Chill Baby Pacifiers
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Fred & Friends, has announced a voluntary recall of the Chill Baby Artiste, Volume and Panic pacifiers. About 183,000 in the United States and 17,000 in Canada are being recalled.
What’s the Deal?
Fred & Friends has determined that three styles of their Chill Baby pacifier line—Artiste, Volume and Panic—have failed to meet minimum safety standards. Specifically, the beard on the Artiste and the knob on the Volume pacifiers can detach, which poses a choking hazard to young children. The ventilation holes on the Volume and Panic pacifier guards are too also small. The company has received one report of the knob on the Volume pacifiers detaching, but no injuries have been reported.
Do You Own It?
The recall involves three styles of Chill Baby pacifiers, the Artiste, Volume and Panic. The Artiste has a black plastic beard and mustache, Volume has a black volume control knob and Panic has red panic button. The pacifiers are plastic and silicone rubber and measure about 2 inches wide and 1½ inches tall. 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.
These pacifiers were sold in 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.
What Should You Do?
If you own a Fred & Friends pacifier included in this recall, take the product away from small children immediately and return it to Fred & Friends for a $12 refund. Fred & Friends is providing a postage paid envelope for consumers to return the recalled pacifiers.
Consumers can call Fred & Friends toll-free at (855) 346-6372 from 8 AM to 5 PM ET Monday through Friday, email the firm at email@example.com or find them online at www.fredandfriends.com and click on Pacifier Recall for more information.
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