Recall Alert: Target Magnetic Tic-Tac-Toe Game Poses Choking Hazard
If you purchased this game set for your toddler, you're going to want to return it for a full refund ASAP.
Target is recalling about 19,000 units of one of its tic-tac-toe games due to the fact that the magnetic pieces may pose a choking hazard.
Here's what you need to know: The version in question features a 10 x 10-inch magnetic tic-tac-toe plywood board with nine "X"- and heart-shaped game pieces, each with a magnet on the back. Unfortunately, the magnets can come off the game pieces, posing a choking hazard. And according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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 even death.
Scary stuff! But while the Bull's Eye has received one report of the magnets falling off, no injuries have yet been reported.
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The game was sold at Target stores nationwide from December 2016 through February 2017, and has the model number "234-25-1089" printed on the bottom right corner. If you find one of these guys in your home, stop using it immediately and return it to any Target store for a full refund.
For more information, call Target at 800-440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT any day, or contact the retailer online at www.target.com and click on "Recalls" at the bottom of the page, then on "School/Stationery/Seasonal." You can also check out the "Product Recalls" tab on Target's Facebook page.
Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and mom of two who writes about parenting and pop culture. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and then follow her on Instagram and Twitter.