September 15, 2010 / 12:09 PM / 9 years ago

Chuck E Cheese's recalls 1.2 million promotional toys

BANGALORE (Reuters) - Popular kid’s restaurant chain Chuck E Cheese’s, owned by CEC Entertainment Inc CEC.N, recalled about 1.1 million Light-up Rings and 120,000 Star Glasses on Wednesday, as the promotional toys had faulty battery fixtures that can hurt children.

If crushed or pulled apart, the plastic casing on the battery-operated toys can break into small pieces, possibly exposing the batteries and posing an ingestion hazard, the company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

There have been two reported instances with the Light-up Rings, including one where a child swallowed the battery.

Customers who got these toys are to return them to the restaurant chain immediately, in exchange for cash, Chuck E Cheese’s coupons or other promotional items.

Shares of the Irving, Texas-based company closed at $34.98 Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange. They have lost about 16 percent since touching a year-high in May.

Reporting by Nivedita Bhattacharjee in Bangalore; Editing by Roshni Menon

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