Recall: Fred & Friends Chill Baby Artiste, Volume and Panic Pacifiers
On 2014-01-30, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Fred & Friends Chill Baby Artiste, Volume and Panic Pacifiers due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2013 for about $10.
About 200,000 units are involved in this Fred & Friends pacifier recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Pacifiers & Accessories category in 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (855) 346-6372
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What is the problem?
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.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/37753r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ 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.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
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.
Fred & Friends 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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Fred & Friends has received one report of the knob on the Volume pacifier detaching. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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