|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 8, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 778-7193
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Chuck E. Cheese's Announce Recall of Plastic Siren Whistles
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Plastic Siren Whistle
Units: About 144,000
Manufacturer: Chuck E. Cheese's (CEC Entertainment), of Irving, Texas
Hazard: The recalled plastic siren whistle's internal pieces can detach from the toy, posing a choking hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: Chuck E. Cheese's has received four reports of children starting to choke and three reports of children swallowing pieces of the plastic siren whistle.
Description: The recalled plastic siren whistle is a red, green or purple tube with small plastic pieces inside. The whistle is about 2-inches long and 3/4- inch wide. The toy whistles were distributed as prizes at Chuck E. Cheese's by redeeming 15 tickets earned by playing games.
Sold at: Chuck E. Cheese's nationwide from July 2005 through August 2005.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled plastic siren whistle away from children and discard it. Free replacement whistles can be obtained by visiting any Chuck E. Cheese's or contacting the company.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact CEC Entertainment Inc. at (888) 778-7193 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.chuckecheese.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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