09/15/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley
Irving, TX—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and CEC Entertainment, Inc. has voluntarily recalled 1.1 million Light-up Rings and 120,000 Star Glasses over ingestion hazards the product poses. The CPSC announced the recall on September 15, 2010.
The rings and glasses pose a hazard if the product is crushed or pulled apart, which will cause the plastic casing to shatter into small pieces, potentially exposing the batteries. If the product is ingested, the batteries can cause damage to the stomach, intestine, esophagus or nasal mucus membrane.
The CPSC press release describe the products as follows:
• 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.
The recalled Light-up Rings were sold at Chuck E Cheese’s Restaurants from April 2009 through June 2010. The Star Glasses were sold from April through August 2010.
Consumers are advised to return the recalled products to any Chuck E Cheese’s for a full refund, equivalent tokens for a new flashing product (if returning the Light-Up Rings).
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