Recall Of 200K Pacifiers: While A Baby With A Mustache Is Cute, It’s Not Worth Choking Over

(From left to right: Fred & Friends Chill Baby Artiste, Panic and Volume pacifiers.)

(From left to right: Fred & Friends Chill Baby Artiste, Panic and Volume pacifiers.)

Look that baby! She’s got a mustache and a tiny little beard! Isn’t that just so adorable, because see, babies can’t grow facial hair and also she’s a girl? Sure, it might be cute, but the company behind three novelty pacifiers, Fred & Friends, has announced it’s recalling 200,000 over safety concerns. Namely, that a baby could choke on some of the parts included.

In conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission as well as the government of Canada, Fred & Friends is recalling the Chill Baby Artiste, Panic and Volume pacifiers. On the Chill Baby Artiste, the beard can detach, as well as the knob on the Volume pacifiers, posing a choking hazard. In addition, the ventilation holes on the Volume and Panic pacifiers are too small.

Most of the recalled pacifiers are in the U.S. — 183,000 — with the rest in Canada. The pacifiers were sold at various online stores and other retailers from April 2013 through December 2013.

If you’re unsure if your hipster pacifier is one of those in question, check the name and UPC on the packaging:The Artiste’s UPC is 728987021282; the Volume style’s UPC is 728987020599 and the Panic style’s UPC is 728987020605.

So far Fred & Friends says it’s received one report of the knob on the Volume pacifier coming loose, but no injuries have been reported yet.

Pull those pacifiers from your babies’ mouths immediately, folks, and return them to Fred & Friends for a full refund. For more information, including how to get a prepaid envelope from the company to return the pacifiers, call Fred & Friends at 855-346-6372 or visit fredandfriends.com.

Fred & Friends Recalls Infant Pacifiers Due to Choking Hazard [CPSC.gov]