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Target recalls decorative Santa mailboxes

The mail slot can be sharp, posing a laceration hazard

Santa mailboxes
Photo source: CPSC
Target of Minneapolis, Minn., is recalling about 174,300 Letters to Santa Mailboxes.

The mail slot on the mailbox can be sharp, posing a laceration hazard.

The firm has received nine reports of sharp mail slot openings and seven incidents of lacerations -- three requiring medical attention.

This recall involves the Bullseye’s Playground Metal Mailbox sold in red or white, measuring about 7 inches in length, 3 inches in width, and 10 inches in height. The words “Letters to Santa” are printed on the front of the mailbox in white or black letters.

The product item number is printed on the white sticker on the bottom of the mailbox sold in stores and on the inner packaging of the two-count mailboxes sold online.

Mailboxes with the following product item numbers are included in the recall:

         Item Number  Product Name

  • 234-17-8556   Letters to Santa Metal Mailbox – Red or White
  • 234-20-9275   Letters to Santa Metal Mailboxes - Red & White (2 Count)

The mailboxes, manufactured in China, were sold at Target stores nationwide for the single mailbox and online at www.target.com for the two-count mailboxes from October 2021, through November 2021, for $5 (single mailbox) and $10 (two-count mailboxes).

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mailbox and return it to any Target store for a full refund in the form of a Target gift card.

Consumers may also contact Target to receive a prepaid return label to return the mailbox for a full refund in the form of a Target gift card.

Consumers may contact Target at (800) 440-0680 daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (CT)or online at www.target.com. Consumers can click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the company's webpage for more information. Consumers may also click the “Product Recalls” tab on Target’s Facebook page for more information.

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