Christmas might be over, but before you put away all the holiday decor, there’s one item you might not want to hold on to for next year due to fears it will cause lacerations requiring care. medical. Target has issued an urgent recall for a decorative “Letters to Santa Claus” mailbox sold by the big-box retailer this fall due to reports that abruptly opening the mailbox slot caused several incidents of laceration, some of which required medical attention. According to BGRTarget sold 174,300 units of these decorative mailboxes between October 2021 and November 2021. The mailboxes were sold in the retailer’s Bullseye’s Playground department and for $5 each (or $10 for a two-pack) and are available in white and red.
According to the recall, Target received nine reports of mailboxes having sharp mail slot openings and there were reports of seven mailbox lacerations, three of which required medical attention. Consumers who purchased the mailboxes are urged to stop using them immediately and return them to any Target store for a full refund in the form of a Target gift card. Consumers can also contact Target to receive a prepaid return label to send the item for a full refund, also in the form of a Target gift card. According to the recall, a refund is the only remedy offered for this particular product issue.
Specific items included in this recall include two unit numbers, 234-17-8556 for Letters to Santa metal mailbox sold as a single unit in white or red and 234-20-9275 for mailboxes metal Letters to Santa sold as a set of two red and white. Each mailbox measures 10 inches high, 7 inches wide and 3 inches deep with the words “Letters to Santa” on the front – in white on red mailboxes and black on white mailboxes. Consumers can locate the product item number on a sticker affixed to the bottom of the single mailbox and on the packaging of two-pack mailboxes sold online.
Customers can contact Target for additional information regarding the recall by calling 1-800-440-0680 for in-store purchases and 1-800-591-3869 for online purchases. Consumers can also visit Target’s product recall page for more information here.
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