German mail company to review jumbo mailboxes after 9-year-old boy caught inside

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2 October 2007, Dusseldorf (dpa) - Deutsche Post, the German mail company, said Tuesday it would review its use of self-service, jumbo-sized mailboxes after a boy was accidentally locked inside one.

2 October 2007

Dusseldorf (dpa) - Deutsche Post, the German mail company, said Tuesday it would review its use of self-service, jumbo-sized mailboxes after a boy was accidentally locked inside one.

Firefighters in the city of Dortmund had to prise open a metal locker on Sunday after the boy, 9, crawled inside for fun and a quick playmate slammed the door.

Arrays of the carton-sized lockers are located in public places, and can be used as a day-and-night receiving address for parcels. Germans with special electronic keys can open a locker if a parcel is waiting in it for them.

Post said it would cure the danger of child entry before installing any more locker arrays. Sunday was the first time a human being had been trapped inside a box. "Obviously we'll have to do something about this," a spokesman said.

DPA

Subject: German news

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