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Fred & Friends recalls 200,000 pacifiers due to choking hazard

Fred & Friends, a Long Island based company,

Fred & Friends, a Long Island based company, recalled 200,000 pacifiers on Jan. 30, 2014 due to a choking hazard. (Credit: CPSC)

Parents take note: Fred & Friends, a unit of Garden City-based company Lifetime Brands Inc., is recalling about 200,000 pacifiers due to a choking hazard.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, three different pacifiers were involved in the recall and although no injuries were reported, young children should stop using them immediately. The pacifiers were sold in the United States and Canada from April through December 2013 for about $10.

The reason: According to The Associated Press: Chill Baby Artiste Pacifier (shown) has an attached plastic mustache and beard, which can break off. The Volume Pacifier features a knob that can detach and its ventilation holes are smaller than federal regulators require. The Panic Button Pacifier also has ventilation holes that are too small.

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Here's what you can do: After taking the pacifiers away from young children, return them to Fred & Friends for a $12 refund by calling 855-346-6372 or visiting fredandfriends.com. The company is also providing a postage-paid envelope for consumers to return the recalled pacifiers.

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