Target recalled 19,000 magnetic tic-tac-toe games that contain pieces with magnets on the back that could potentially fall off, posing a choking hazard on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The recalled item is a magnetic tic-tac-toe board, 10-by-10 inches, made of plywood, that holds nine “X” and “heart” game pieces. The model number is 234-25-1089.
According to the recall notice, the retail company warns that 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.
In this case, this choking hazard can cause several health risks. Target says it has received one report of the magnets falling off the game pieces, but no injuries were reported.
The retail company says consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tic-tac-toe board and return it to Target for a full refund.
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