Chuck E. Cheese's is recalling 1.1 million Light-up Rings given away as part of promotions, including to parent-teacher associations, after two incidents involving the tiny batteries inside the toys, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
Chuck E. Cheese's also is recalling 120,000 Star Glasses that were given away at birthday parties at the Irving, Tex.-based child-oriented pizza and amusement chain. No incidents were reported involving the glasses.
The CPSC said one child swallowed one of the batteries from the Light-up Rings and another shoved one up one of his nostrils. The batteries can be exposed if the plastic case is crushed or pulled apart.
No children were injured in the incidents, CPSC spokesman Scott Wolfson told Consumer Ally.
The Chinese-made plastic rings are 1 1/8 inches across with a black elastic band. They come in several colors. The Chinese-made red translucent Star Glasses are 5 1/2 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches tall with "Chuck E. Cheese's" written on the side.
Chuck E. Cheese's gave out the Light-Up rings between April 2009 and June 2010 and the glasses from April 2010 to August 2010.
If you have the rings or glasses, the CPSC urges you to take them away from children immediately.
Consumers can return the rings to any Chuck E. Cheese's and either get $1 and four Chuck E. Cheese's tokens or a soccer promotional cup and four tokens.
Star Glasses can be returned at any Chuck E. Cheese's in exchange for either a $4.99 refund or a "Flashing Hands" prize.
For more information, call Chuck E. Cheese's at (888) 778-7193 weekdays between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern Time, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the company's recall site.
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