Last week Jonathan remarked in regards the poisoned dog and cat foods: Of course, we all know how well that sales restriction thingy worked out for those Nazi t-shirts. Yes, Jonathan, we do, and so did one lady in Beufort, South Carolina.
A woman said she was so worried about reports of tainted pet food she spent more than $1,000 buying all the product she could find at her local Wal-Mart. Margaret Trask said she filled a shopping cart full of canned pet food made by Canadian company Menu Foods at the Beaufort Wal-Mart after hearing about the recall Friday.
She returned Wednesday morning to buy more food and came back that night to buy even more, but Trask said store officials asked her to leave. She said store employees were taking some of the food off the shelves.
Trask’s actions prompted the writer at Chaliceblog to pen a note to a Wal-Mart flack who has been annoying her:
I read The Consumerist and read about how last year your company found out that it was selling a T-shirt with some sort of Nazi Insignia. Walmart corporate said they were recalling the shirts, but for something like four months consumerist readers were sending in pictures of themselves holding the shirts as they continued to find them for sale.
Given that, how do you handle recalls of actually dangerous products?
Has the pet food recall worked better than the Nazi t-shirt recall? What have you done differently?
A news story about stores still selling the food
Are you going to pay back Margaret Trask of Beaufort, SC, who bought a thousand dollars worth of the food because your store was still selling it a week after the recall?
Do you suppose that Neil Cavuto raised this issue with Lee Scott this afternoon?