CPSC, Chuck E. Cheese's Announce Recall of Plastic Siren Whistles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 8, 2005
Release #06-048
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

 

Picture of Recalled Siren Whistle