Chuck E. Cheese Recalls Toys

Chuck E. Cheese’s just issued a massive recall of its Light-up Rings and Star Glasses due to ingestion hazard, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced. The agencies also advise consumers to stop using the recalled products immediately and note that it’s illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. About 1,100,000 Light-up Rings and 120,000 Star Glasses have been recalled.

If the Chuck E Cheese Light-up Rings and Star Glasses are crushed or pulled apart, the plastic casing can break into small pieces and possibly expose the batteries, posing an ingestion hazard to children. If ingested, the batteries may be damaging to either the stomach, intestine, esophagus, or nasal mucus membrane. There have been two reported incidents involving the Light-Up Rings. One involved a child swallowing a battery, the other involved a child inserting a battery into his nostril. There are no reported incidents involving the Star Glasses.

The recalled Chuck E. Cheese Light-up Rings and Star Glasses were manufactured in China and imported by CEC Entertainment, Inc., of Irving, Texas.

The recalled Light-Up Rings were distributed as part of a promotional product offering or during parent-teacher association conventions. The ring measures 1-1/8 inches across and is made of plastic with a black elastic band. The ring comes in several colors: Blue, green, purple, yellow, and pink. The back of the ring is fastened either with screws or glue.

The recalled Star Glasses were distributed as part of a birthday package. The glasses measure about 5-1/2 inches across by 2-1/2 inches tall and are made of red translucent plastic and have the words Chuck E. Cheese’s painted on the side.

Both recalled items were sold Chuck E Cheese’s Restaurants from April 2009 through June 2010 (Light-up Rings) and April through August 2010 (Star Glasses).

Consumers should immediately take the Light-Up Ring away from children and return it to any Chuck E. Cheese’s to receive their choice of either a refund of $1.00 plus four Chuck E. Cheese’s tokens or a Soccer Promo-Cup plus four Chuck E. Cheese’s tokens.

Consumers should immediately take the Star Glasses away from children and return them to any Chuck E. Cheese’s for your choice of either a refund of $4.99 or a Flashing Hands prize product.

Chuck E. Cheese’s can be reached, toll-free, at (888) 778-7193 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Central Time, Monday through Friday; by email at guestrelations@cecentertainment.com; or at the firm’s website at www.chuckecheese.com.

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