Fred & Friends recalls Chill Baby Pacifiers

Starting date:
January 30, 2014
Posting date:
January 30, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Choking Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-37753

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Fred & Friends.

Affected products

Fred & Friends Chill Baby Volume, Panic Button and Artiste Pacifiers

Product description

This recall involves three styles of Chill Baby pacifiers that are all made of silicone rubber and plastic.

The pacifiers included in this recall are:
Product Name Product Description UPC
Chill Baby Volume Button Pacifier Has a rotating volume control knob 728987020599
Chill Baby Panic Button Pacifier Has a non-functioning red panic button 728987020605
Chill Baby Artiste Pacifier Has a faux moustache and beard (to appear asa goatee) 728987021282

 

Hazard identified

The beard component of the Chill Baby Artiste pacifier and the knob on the Chill Baby Volume pacifier can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The ventilation holes on the Baby Chill Volume and Baby Chill Panic Button pacifiers are too small.

Fred & Friends has received one report of the knob on the Baby Chill Volume pacifier detaching in the United States.  No injuries have been reported.

Neither Health Canada nor Fred & Friends has received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians regarding the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 17,136 of the recalled products were distributed in Canada and approximately 183,000 were imported in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled pacifiers were sold from April 2013 to December 2013 in Canada and the United States at various department, gift, drug, toy, baby product, grocery and home decorating stores, hospital and museum gift shops, as well as various websites.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Fred & Friends
Cumberland
Rhode Island
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should take the recalled pacifiers away from young children immediately and return them to Fred & Friends for a $12 (U.S) refund.  Fred & Friends is providing a postage paid envelope for consumers to return the recalled pacifiers.

For more information, consumers may contact Fred & Friends toll-free at 1-855-346-6372, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, by email or visit the Fred & Friend's website and click on Pacifier Recall.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.