Fred & Friends is recalling 200,000 pacifiers because of the risk that a baby using one could choke.
(AP)- Fred & Friends is recalling 200,000 pacifiers because of the risk that a baby using one could choke.
Young children should stop using the pacifiers immediately, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday. No injuries have been reported.
The CPSC said three different pacifiers are involved in the recall. The Chill Baby Artiste Pacifier has an attached plastic mustache and beard, which can break off. The Chill Baby Volume Control Pacifier has a volume knob that can detach and its ventilation holes are smaller than federal regulators require. The Chill Baby Panic Button Pacifier also has ventilation holes that are too small.
About 183,000 pacifiers are being recalled in the U.S. and 17,000 in Canada. The pacifiers were sold in department stores, toy stores, hospital and museum gift shops, and other retailers from last April through December, the CPSC said.
Consumers can return the pacifiers for a $12 refund by calling (855) 346-6372 or going online at fredandfriends.com
Fred & Friends, a unit of Garden City, N.Y.-based appliance and housewares company Lifetime Brands Inc., has received one report of the knob on the volume pacifier coming off. Last June, the company recalled nearly 57,000 baby rattles that also posed a choking risk.
Last week, Playtex recalled 1.4 million pacifier holders because a small child could choke if a part of the clip broke off.
CPSC recall information: http://1.usa.gov/1bBVAme
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