Product Recall: Letters to Santa Mailbox
For many families, ‘tis the season for fun kitschy holiday decorations. Unfortunately, one very common and affordable décor item is the subject of today’s article. One type of Letters to Santa mailbox, sold at Target, is the subject of a product recall. The Bullseye’s Playground Metal Mailbox is being pulled from shelves due to the possibility of lacerations.
Why Is This Letters to Santa Mailbox Being Recalled?
Sending letters to Santa is a family tradition in many homes. Unfortunately, a novelty decoration sold at Target has been cutting its users. To combat this issue, the retailer is recalling nearly 175,000 Letters to Santa mailboxes. The reason for this precaution is because the metal box’s mail slot can be quite sharp.
To date, there are more than a half dozen reports of injuries. In fact, Target has received nine reports of seven incidents of lacerations. Of those injuries, three even required medical attention. Since October, these boxes have been sold both online and in stores.
Identifying the Recalled Mailboxes
The box in question was sold in two colors, red and white. Both of these are the subject of this recall.
Mailboxes with the following product item numbers are included in the recall:
Letters to Santa Metal Mailbox – Red or White
Letters to Santa Metal Mailboxes - Red & White (2 Count)
Here is a photo of the recalled Letters to Santa mailboxes:
What to Do If You Have One of the Recalled Products
According to the official recall, 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 item.
Injuries During the Holidays
In the past, we’ve written about several common seasonal injuries. For example, we’ve talked about potential fire hazards from Hanukah candles and Christmas trees. Believer it or not, there are several possibilities for a child or adult to get hurt during the holidays.
Besides burns, cuts can be a common injury. After all, there are often delicate glass decorations, lights or ornaments around. An unsuspecting reveler can also cut themselves by stepping on glass.
As usual, staying alert is the key to safety. When it comes to holiday décor, take care of where items are being placed. For example, don’t put unsafe or breakable ornaments low on the tree. This area should be free of sharp or breakable items, especially if you have children or pets. In addition, these ornaments can create possible choking hazards.
No matter how careful we are, accidents can always happen. To help protect ourselves and our loved ones, invest in a first aid kit packed with essential supplies.
Official Details of the Recalled Letters to Santa Mailbox
Here is the official information about the recalled Letters to Santa Mailbox from the Consumer Product Safety Commission:
December 10, 2021
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 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).
Who to Contact:
Target at 800-440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT, daily or online at https://help.target.com/help/productrecallpage or at www.target.com 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.
Keep Checking for Recalls
Finally, keeping our loved ones safe should always be a top priority. That’s true during the holidays and all year long. Concerned parents and guardians should always keep a close eye on websites like recalls.gov or CPSC.gov. Both of these websites can provide information about potential hazards that may be sitting right in front of you.