January 23, 1990
Chuck E. Cheese Tambourines Recalled
Campbell, CA (SafetyAlerts) - The Dennis Foland Inc.
Merchandising Service is recalling approximately 21,000 Chuck E. Cheese tambourines
because of sharp points and small parts.
The tambourines being recalled are orange and white with a red, black, yellow and gray
picture of Chuck E. Cheese on the top surface and cymbals attached to the side of the
tambourine with wire.
When the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) tested the tambourines in
accordance with the regulations under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, the plastic
tambourine broke and the wire holding the metal cymbals to the side of the tambourine
broke off. The cymbals could present a choking hazard and the wire parts could cause
puncture or laceration injuries.
Since 1987 these tambourines were sold nationwide through Chuck E. Cheese and Showbiz
Pizza Restaurants for approximately $1.50 each.
To date neither the CPSC nor Dennis Foland Inc. Merchandising Service is aware of any
injuries involving the tambourine. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent any
possibility of injury.
These potentially hazardous toys were identified during a joint CPSC/U.S. Customs Service
surveillance program conducted at the Port of San Francisco, California.
Consumers having these Chuck E. Cheese tambourines should take them away from children and
return them to the Chuck E. Cheese or Showbiz Pizza Restaurant where purchased for a full
refund. Consumers who have any questions about the recall should call Dennis Foland Inc.
at (408) 379-8800.
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