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Target recalls over 170,000 ‘Letters to Santa’ mailboxes after receiving reports of lacerations

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Target Corp. is recalling 174,300 decorative mailboxes sold at its stores due to a laceration risk.

The 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.

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

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

  • 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 were made in China and 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 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.

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