Chuck E Cheese toys recalled

Children's Light-Up Rings and Star Glasses recall

There is a Joint Recall with Chuck E. Cheese's, Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) effective September 15, 2010.

There are two types of children's toys sold at Chuck E. Cheese's that are involved in this recall.

  • The first item is a light-up ring that was sold as part of a promotional plastic treasure cup. The plastic ring comes in several colours (blue, green, pink, purple, and yellow) and is in the shape of the Chuck E. Cheese mouse. The ring can be found in the treasure chest atop the lid of the cup. The on/off button for the light is on the inside of the ring.
  • The second item is a pair of red translucent plastic light-up glasses in the shape of stars. "Chuck E. Cheese's" is written on the side arm of the star glasses. The on/off button for the lights is on the bridge of the star glasses.

What is the danger?

If pulled apart or crushed, the plastic casing on the light-up rings and star glasses can break apart and expose the button-sized batteries; these small batteries pose an ingestion hazard to children.

At the time of the recall Chuck E. Cheese's is aware of two incidents in the United States where the plastic casing of the light up ring was crushed or pulled apart. This resulted in one incident of a battery being swallowed and another of a battery being inserted into the nostril.

Health Canada has not received any reports of injuries or incidents related to the use of these products.

What should I do?

The Light Up ring can be refunded for $1.00 plus four Chuck E. Cheese's tokens, or exchanged for a Chuck E. Cheese's Soccer Promo Cup plus four Chuck E. Cheese's tokens.

The Star Glasses can be refunded for $4.99 or exchanged for Chuck E. Cheese's Flashing Hands prize product.

If you need more information, you may contact Chuck E. Cheese's at 1-888-778-7193 or visit the Chuck E. Cheese's website

How many of these were sold and where?

Approximately 1730 units of the Star Glasses and about 18,600 units of the Light Up rings were sold at Chuck E. Cheese's restaurants across Canada.

About 1,100,000 units of the Light Up rings and approximately 120,000 units of the Star Glasses were distributed in the United States. The time period is for the Light Up rings sales from April 2009 to June 2010. The Star Glasses were sold from April 2010 to August 2010 in Canada.

Yes, these units were manufactured in China. The distributor is CEC Entertainment, Inc. (Chuck E. Cheese) of Irving, Texas.