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

  • The Magnetic tic tac toe game
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
Recall Date:
March 29, 2017
Units:
About 19,000
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

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.

Remedy:

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

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.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.

Recall number:
17-119
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This 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.

About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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