Whoa! Staid catalog holds sexy---and unwelcome--surprise
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Reporter: Craig Smith
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz (KGUN9-TV) - Something way too wild was in the mailbox when a Sierra Vista woman picked up her mail.
It's a catalog that really pushes the definition of junk mail.
There's a lot of variety in the Carol Wright catalog. You can order gradient support knee highs, the easy care ruffled dress, the sunflower bedspread---and items to tease your way to ecstasy and fly you to new heights of passion.
You're not going to see these sexually oriented items on our family TV station. They are too anatomically correct for that.
KGUN9 reporter Craig Smith asked Lee Emory what it was like when her flipping through the catalog hit some troubling products.
He said, "And for the most part as you're leafing through, it's fairly tame and then all of a sudden it's not?"
Lee Emory: "Exactly, it's just real innocuous stuff then it's in your face."
Emory is one adult who is not consenting to the over sexed surprise she found in the catalog.
She worries her grand kids could have seen the very adult products before she even glanced at a piece of mail she never asked for.
"Maybe they're trying to do a little shock action here to stimulate business, stimulate me except into anger."
We called Carol Wright's parent company and tried to tell the company customers don't always like it when they get this sort of sexy surprise.
Craig Smith told the customer service rep: "She took some serious objection to some rather explicit sexually oriented merchandise she found in the catalog."
The manager who could talk to us wasn't in.
We asked the Post Office what someone can do about something like this.
The Post Office told us Lee Emory doesn't have to stand for mail she finds sexually offensive.
The first step is to contact the company but she doesn't have to stop there.
She can also give the Post Office a Form 1500. It's her call if the mail's inappropriate. Postal regulations say the troubling mailing must stop if, "…in the addressee's sole discretion it is, erotically arousing or sexually provocative."
The mailer could face civil or even criminal penalties if it gives Lee Emory another one of those "whoa" moments.
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