I just got a package that was shipped using Priority Mail from the USPS. On the side of the box, it says, “This packaging is the property of the U.S. Postal Service and is provided solely for use in sending Priority Mail. Misuse may be a violation of federal law.
Federal law, huh? That got me wondering what constituted misuse and how you could be punished. As it turns out, there isn’t a lot of information out there.
That’s it. It’s highly likely that there are other laws that prohibit you from doing things like this, but I couldn’t find them.
Unfortunately, I still don’t know what, for sure, constitutes misuse. What about throwing them away? After all, it’s not my box, it belongs to the United States Postal Service. And since I don’t want to accidentally commit a federal offense, perhaps we should all just play it safe and return our used Priority Mail boxes to the post office when we’re done with them.0 People like this. Be the first!