Target recalls tic-tac-toe game due to choking hazard

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Target is recalling a tic-tac-toe game due to the magnetic pieces posing a choking hazard.

The recalled game 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.

It was sold at Target stores nationwide from December 2016 through February 2017 for about $5.

Target has received one report of the magnets falling off the game piece. No injuries have been reported.

Officials say the magnets could be swallowed once off the game piece.

In addition, officials say 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.

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