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Target recalls decorative mailbox due to laceration hazard

Target is recalling about 174,300 Letters to Santa Mailbox due to a laceration hazard.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the mail slot on the mailbox can be sharp, posing a laceration hazard.

This recall involves the Bullseye’s Playground Metal Mailbox. The mailbox was sold in red or white and measures 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 located 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)

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 can 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.

Target has received nine reports of sharp mail slot openings and seven  incidents of lacerations with three requiring medical attention.

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

Consumers can contact Target at 1-800-440-0680 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. CT, daily or online at or at and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information. Consumers can also click the “Product Recalls” tab on Target’s Facebook page for more information.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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