According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, CEC Entertainment, Inc., of Irving, TX, has voluntarily recalled two of their products. This recall was released September 15, 2010.
What is being recalled?
Approximately 1.2 million toys are included in this recall.
What’s the problem?
The toys can break into pieces and expose the batteries inside, which children can swallow. If this happens, the batteries can damage your child’s stomach, intestines, esophagus, or nasal mucus membrane. Two incidents have been reported. In one, a child swallowed the battery, and in the other, a child stuck the battery up his nose.
Which specific toys are involved in this recall?
This recall is for 2 different Chuck E. Cheese products – about 1.1 million Light-up Rings and about 120,000 Star Glasses.
The rings were distributed during parent-teacher association conventions and also as a promo product (they were in treasure chests attached to the lid of some of their reusable kids cups). They are made of plastic, Chuck E. Cheese shaped, 1 1/8 inches across, and they have a black elastic band on the back. They came in blue, green, purple, yellow, and pink. Screws or glue were used to fasten the backs.
The Star Glasses were given out as part of birthday packages. They are made of red translucent plastic with “Chuck E. Cheese” painted on the side. They are about 5 ½ inches across and 2 ½ inches tall.
The products were made in China and offered at Chuck E. Cheese Restaurants from April 2009 through June 2010 (rings) and April 2010 through August 2010 (glasses).
What do I do now?
If you have either one of these products, do not let your children play with them! Take it away and return it to Chuck E. Cheese. If you have a Light-up Ring, Chuck E. Cheese will give you your choice of refunds – $1 plus 4 tokens, or a Soccer Promo-Cup plus 4 tokens. If you have the Star Glasses, Chuck E. Cheese will give you $4.99 or a Flashing Hands prize product, your choice. You may also contact Chuck E. Cheese at (888) 778-7193 or chuckecheese.com.
If you have been injured by this product, or you know of any other potential hazards caused by it, contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is interested in hazards posed by all products, not just this one. Call them at (800) 638-2772 if you know of another product that is potentially dangerous or has caused injuries.
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