Recall Alert! Fred & Friends Artiste, Volume and Panic Pacifiers

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Make way for another recall! Fred & Friends just announced a recall on roughly 183,000 US and 17,000 Canadian Chill Baby Artiste, Volume and Panic pacifiers due to a detachment hazard.

The pacifiers failed to meet the federal safety standard because the beard on the Artiste and the knob on the Volume can detach, which poses a choking hazard for small babies. The ventilation holes on the Volume and Panic models are also too small. So far, Fred & Friends has only received one incident of the knob falling off of the Volume pacifier. No injuries have been reported.

The recall includes all the styles of the Artiste, Volume and Panic pacifiers. The name and UPC model are printed on the packaging and are as follows: the Artiste’s UPC is 728987021282, the Volume style’s UPC is 728987020599 and the Panic style’s UPC is 728987020605. T

If you own one of the recalled models, stop using it immediately and take it away from young babies. They can be returned to Fred & Friends for a $12 refund. In addition, Fred & Friends is also providing postage paid envelopes for costumers who own the recalled pacifiers. You can contact Fred & Friends at (855) 346-6372 or email them at pacifiersconsumer@fredandfriends.com. For further information, visit FredAndFriends.com and click on the “Pacifier Recall” for more information.

The pacifiers were sold at stores nationwide from April of 2013 through December of 2013 for about $10.

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