Target recalls Magnetic Tic Tac Toe games due to choking and magnet ingestion hazards

Posted at 8:41 PM, Mar 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-30 10:42:19-04

Target is recalling Magnetic tic tac toe games due to choking and magnet ingestion hazards. 

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.

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.

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

No injuries have been reported. 

Consumers should contact Target at 800-440-0680 between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT any day or online at 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.

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