‘Laceration hazard’: Target recalls popular Christmas decoration after reports of injuries

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(NEXSTAR) — If you recently purchased a ‘Letters to Santa’ mailbox from Target to add to your holiday décor, you may want to take it back.

Target has issued a recall for roughly 174,300 decorative mailboxes sold nationwide and online through October and November 2021.

The mailboxes, pictured below, contain mail slots that pose a laceration risk, according to the recall posted Friday. Target has received nine reports of sharp mail slot openings and seven incidents of lacerations, with three requiring medical attention.

Recalled Bullseye’s Playground Letters to Santa Metal Mailbox -front
‘Letters to Santa’ mailboxes recalled by Target over a laceration hazard because of sharp mail slots. (Target)

These mailboxes are a part of the “Bullseyes Playground” or “Dollar Spot” and have a sticker price of $5.

To determine if your mailbox is affected by the recall, Target says to check the item number found on the sticker on the bottom product. Below are the item numbers of the affected products.

  • 234-17-8556: Red or white mailbox
  • 234-20-9275: Red & white (2 count)

If you have a ‘Letters to Santa’ mailbox included in the recall, you are asked to stop using it immediately and return it to any Target store for a gift card with the full refund amount. If you purchased the item online, you can contact Target for a prepaid return label to ship it back, as well as a gift card.

If you no longer have the receipt, options for returns include finding the item on a credit/debit card used for the purchase, locating the item under “Purchase History” in the Target app if you are a member of Target Circle, meaning you either scanned the app during the time of purchase or entered a phone number.

For more information, visit or call Guest Services at a local Target, call the Target hotline at 800-440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT, or visit help.target.com.

Target’s in the Wichita area:

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