Fred & Friends pacifiers recalled after CPSC discovers federal violations, possible choking hazard

Recall baby pacifier 435x371 Fred & Friends pacifiers recalled after CPSC discovers federal violations, possible choking hazardAround 183,000 Fred & Friends Chill Baby Artiste, Volume and Panic pacifiers have been recalled after the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) learned the pacifiers did not meet federal safety standards. Also, the knob on the Volume pacifier and the beard on the Artiste pacifier can detach, leaving young child at risk of a choking hazard. The Volume and Panic pacifier guards also have ventilation holes that are too small.

This recall involves three different styles of Fred & Friends Chill Baby pacifiers – the Artiste with a black plastic mustache, Volume with a black volume control knob and Panic decorated with a red panic button. The packaging will have the pacifier’s name and UPC printed on it. The UPC for the Artiste pacifier is 728987021282, the UPC for the Volume pacifier is 728987020599 and the Panic style’s UPC is 728987020605. The recalled pacifiers measure about 2 inches wide and 1 ½ inches tall and are made of plastic and silicone rubber.

Before the recall was announced, Fred & Friends received just one report of detachment on the recalled Volume pacifier. No injuries have been reported at this time.

From April 2013 through December 2013, the recalled pacifiers were sold for about $10 at department stores, gift, drug, toy, baby product, grocery and home decorating stores, and hospital, museum gift shops nationwide and various websites. The manufacturer of the recalled pacifiers is in China.

A refund will be administered to consumers who own the recalled pacifiers. Fred & Friends urges consumers to ensure the pacifiers are taken away from young children and will pay for a postage paid envelope to be sent to consumers for returning the pacifiers.

For more information about this recall and how to receive an envelope from the company, 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  or online at and click on Pacifier Recall for more information.