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Chuck E. Cheese's Recalls Light-up Rings and Star Glasses Due to Ingestion Hazard

Part of a large recall today, these glasses pose an ingesiton hazard.

Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with CEC Entertainment, Inc., of Irving, Texas, announced a voluntary recall of about 1,100,000 Chuck E Cheese's Light-up Rings and 120,000 Chuck E Cheese's Star Glasses.

Hazard: If 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.

Incidents/Injury: 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.


  • Light-Up Rings - The 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.
  • Star Glasses - The 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.

Also involved, the ring comes in green, as shown, blue, purple, yellow and pink.

Manufactured in: China


  • Light-Up Rings - 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.
  • Star Glasses - 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.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Chuck E. Cheese's at (888) 778-7193 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email the company at or visit the firm's website at

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