TJ Maxx Pulls Drinking Games From Store Shelves

Via Join Together, we learned today that the retail chain TJ Maxx has pulled a variety of controversial drinking games from its stores in response to concerns from prevention officials. Beverly Beckham, a Boston Globe reporter, noticed drinking game versions of Bingo, Tic-Tac-Toe, and Checkers on the shelves of a store in Concord, NH, and contacted the company to warn them that the games were placed on shelves next to graduation and Father’s Day gifts.

The retailer immediately pledged to remove the games from its stores, and Beckham commended the company in her follow-up article:

“The company certainly could have delayed pulling them off the shelves, hemming and hawing for a month or two until most were sold and the company had made a nice profit.

But this corporation, which also owns Marshalls, Home Goods, and A.J. Wright, and operates 2,600 stores worldwide, immediately took the high road, and within 24 hours pledged to remove these products from its stores.”

In 2007, other retailers such as Target and Kohl’s removed similar games from their shelves, but only after a series of public protests and negative letter-writing campaigns.

Are these types of drinking games being sold in your community? Let us know in the comments.

One Response to “TJ Maxx Pulls Drinking Games From Store Shelves”

  1. Edwin Says:

    The drinking age must be lowered to 18 along with its important components. TJ Maxx has done a good thing by removing drinking games from its shelves because they encourage abuse of alcohol. Games which encourage alcohol abuse are stupid because binge drinking leads to alcohol poisoining and since people may not listen to the warning of those games, drinking games do increase the risk of alcohol poisoing otherwise. Alcohol responsibility isn’t increased by drinking games but drinking alcohol responsibly.