Recall: Magnetic tic tac toe games
On 2017-03-29, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Magnetic tic tac toe games due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2016 for about $5.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Target tic tac toe game recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Board Games & Other Games category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
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.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at Target stores nationwide from December 2016 through February 2017 for about $5.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tic tac toe game and return it to any Target store for a full refund.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Target has received one report of the magnets falling off the game piece. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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