Target Recalls Magnetic Tic Tac Toe Games

recall_logo.jpegU.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - Fast Track Recall

Recall Date: March 29, 2017

Recall Number: 17-119

Target Recalls Magnetic Tic Tac Toe Games Due to Choking and Magnet Ingestion Hazards

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https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Target-Recalls-Magnetic-Tic-Tac-Toe-Games

Recall Summary

Name of Product:  Magnetic tic tac toe games

Hazard: The magnets can come off the tic tac toe game pieces, posing a choking hazard. In addition, when two or more magnets are swallowed, they can link together inside the intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death. Internal injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects.

Remedy:  Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tic tac toe game and return it to any Target store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Target at 800-440-0680 between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT any day or online at www.target.com and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page, then on “School/Stationery/Seasonal” or the “Product Recalls” tab on Target’s Facebook page for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 19,000

Description: This recall involves a magnetic tic tac toe 10 x 10 inch plywood board with nine “X” and “Heart” game pieces. The game pieces have a magnet on the back. Model number “234-25-1089” is printed on the bottom right corner of the product.

Incidents/Injuries: Target has received one report of the magnets falling off the game piece. No injuries have been reported.

Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from December 2016 through February 2017 for about $5.

Importer/Retailer: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.

Manufactured in: China

fast_track.pngThis recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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