While everyone is done writing their letters to Santa Claus and receiving their gifts for the season, a decorative item widely used for sending those letters to the North Pole is being recalled for a laceration hazard.
According to a news report, about 174,300 decorative red and white Christmas mailboxes with “Letters to Santa” printed on them, which were sold at Target, are being recalled because of a laceration hazard that could leave users with cuts to their hands.
Laceration Hazard Can Cause Serious Injuries
Target sold Bullseye’s Playground Metal Mailbox units nationwide from October 2021 through November 2021. Target initiated the recall after nine reports of sharp mail slot openings and seven incidents of lacerations, including three injuries that required medical attention. If you have any of these mailboxes at home, stop using them right away. Officials say you should not put them away for reuse next year.
Target is advising consumers to return the defective mailbox to any Target store for a full refund in the form of a Target gift card. Alternatively, you may contact Target to receive a prepaid return label to ship the mailbox back.
Buyers will also receive the refund as a gift card if they choose this option. The mailboxes come in red or white and cost $5. The two-count mailbox pack includes a red and white unit and these were sold for $10.
Have You Been Injured By a Defective Product?
Companies that design, manufacture, and distribute products have a duty to ensure that their products are safe. If the product has a design defect or manufacturing defect, or if the company failed to warn consumers about defects or dangers posed by the product, you may have a valid product defect claim against the manufacturer, retailer, distributor, and/or other responsible parties.
The laceration hazard posed by these Santa mailboxes is one example of a product defect.
If a faulty product has caused your injuries, there are several steps you can take to protect your rights. Preserve the item that caused your injuries and save proof of purchase such as a store receipt, which shows that you bought the item. Be sure to get prompt medical attention, care, and treatment for your injuries. Take photos and videos of your visible injuries and document your healing process.
It may also be worth your while to do some research online, especially on social media, to see if other people have had similar experiences with the same product that caused your injury. Contact an experienced product defect lawyer who can help protect your rights and help you obtain maximum compensation for your losses if you or a loved one have been injured by this mailbox laceration hazard.