Home Depot accidentally sells recalled items

Home Depot has been continuing to sell numerous items despite the fact that they have been recalled. There are still 28 products that are still being sold by the nationwide chain, despite the fact that U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has officially recalled these items.

Over 2,000 products were sold since the recall, between 2012 and 2015 and over 1,000 items were sold to third parties which then sold them to consumers. This problem has been recognized due to the fact that some of the registers were not programmed correctly, in order to stop the sales of said items. “Home Depot reported the problem after realizing some of its checkout registers were not programmed to stop sales of the recalled items, according to spokesperson Stephen Holmes, who added the company conducted about 4 billion transactions overall during the three-year period. We alerted CPSC that items had gotten through, so this is a reminder to our customers, we’ve tweeted it and put it on Facebook,” Holmes said. “We take these things very seriously.” 

However, this is not the first instance in which sales have been ongoing despite the recall. “The CPSC announced a similar recall involving Best Buy (BBY). The electronics retailer and stores including Cow Boom and Tech Liquidators sold 10 different products, from cameras to gas dryers, after their recall in 2012 and 2013.”

For the full list of the items on the recall list, call 800-466-3337 or visit Home Depot’s website (www.homedepot.com)





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