Manufacturer: Fred & Friends, of Cumberland, R.I., a division of Lifetime Brands, Inc
Product: Fred & Friends Chill Baby Artiste, Volume and Panic Pacifiers
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.
Injuries: Fred & Friends has received one report of the knob on the Volume pacifier detaching. No injuries have been reported.
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 1½ inches tall.
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.
Units: About 183,000 in the U.S. 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 email@example.com or online at www.fredandfriends.com and click on Pacifier Recall for more information.