http://consumerist.com/2007/10/03/after-independent-tests-show-lead/

After independent tests show lead in Walmart pet toys, Instead of solving the problem or even fulfilling a pledge to test the toys, Walmart summoned one of its PR minions from a pile of feces located under a cesspool in Chernobyl to try to bully ConsumerAffairs.com with legal threats and disinformation. [ConsumerAffairs]

Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Week 29

Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Week 29

29 weeks after Walmart agreed to remove shirts bearing Nazi iconography from its shelves, and 17 weeks after getting a letter from Congress demanding the shirts removal, they’re still there. Adam writes:

So I’m at Wal Mart in Commerce City, CO looking for a gift for a friend and start rummaging through the T Shirt section not looking for anything in particular, just killing some time. Suddenly I notice this familiar looking skull peeking out at me. “Surely it can’t be…” I think to myself. Oh, it is…. I grab it and pull it out; there it is in all its glory. It’s like finding a piece of history. Nazi Wal Mart history.

We keep posting these to show you how some businesses manipulate the by-the-books media. A fracas erupts, the company send out a public statement apologizing and pledging to change their ways, the press publishes it, everyone feels goods, and we turn to a clip of Scrappy the Jet-skiing squirrel. Guess what, the company doesn’t always do what they said they were gonna do. — BEN POPKEN

Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Week 28

Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Week 28

28 weeks after Walmart agreed to remove shirts bearing Nazi iconography from its shelves, and 16 weeks after getting a letter from Congress demanding the shirts removal, they’re still there. Al writes:

So I took my wife over to the Wal*mart store in Chelmsford, MA for some cheap, low-quality Chinese goods, and as we were walking out I spotted the now infamous 3rd division Totenkopf logo high atop the men’s clothing department’s shelves. I walked over to the wall, and it appears that while they actually took the shirts off the shelves, the logo itself is still being proudly displayed among the other non-nazi designs. Talk about missing the point! [More]

Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Week 27

Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Week 27

27 weeks after Walmart agreed to remove shirts bearing Nazi iconography from its shelves, and 15 weeks after getting a letter from Congress demanding the shirts removal, they’re still there. Don found some in Sterling, Washington:

Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Week 25

Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Week 25

22 weeks after Walmart agreed to remove shirts bearing Nazi iconography from its shelves, and 13 weeks after getting a letter from Congress demanding the shirts removal, they’re still there. S.G.W. found some in Indianapolis, took a video, and writes:

Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Week 22

Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Week 22

inset.jpg22 weeks after Walmart agreed to remove shirts bearing Nazi iconography from its shelves, and 10 weeks after getting a letter from Congress demanding the shirts removal, they’re still there.

Spinning Walmart: Astroturfing, Edelman, And Why Walmart's TVs Are Tuned To Fox News

Spinning Walmart: Astroturfing, Edelman, And Why Walmart's TVs Are Tuned To Fox News

The Edelman team assigned to Wal-Mart, I learned, is divided into three groups: “promote,” “response,” and “pressure.” The Jobs and Opportunity Zones notion came from the promotions team. The response-team members–veterans of political campaigns–are supposed to quickly counter criticism in the press or on the Web. The pressure group works on opposition research, focussing on the unions and the press.

Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Week 15

Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Week 15

15 weeks after Walmart agreed to remove Nazi tshirts from its shelves, they’re still there.

Walmart: No Comment After SuperCenter Snake Bites Seven Shoppers

Walmart: No Comment After SuperCenter Snake Bites Seven Shoppers

Walmart refuses to address the plight of Jason Page, whose hand is paralyzed after a bite from a 1.5 foot-long pygmy rattlesnake. Page is the seventh known victim to suffer a snake bite at a Walmart.

Reaching down for a second pot, he said, he felt a sudden pain, and after lifting up his arm, discovered the rattler “still hanging on to my finger.”

Walmart Nazi Shirts In Chicago Tribune, Thanks To Our Readers

Walmart’s Nazi Tshirts are in the Chicago Tribune, and drawing the ire of members of Congress, thanks to the dogged flow sightings and pictures by Consumerist readers published on this site.

Wal-Mart Responds To Congress About Nazi Tshirts Still On Its Shelves

Walmart responded to a letter from Congress exhorting the retailer to remove tshirts bearing Nazi insignia, apologizing for letting some shirts fall through the cracks, as evidenced in a statement forwarded to us by a hill source.

Breaking! Congress To Walmart: Stop Selling Nazi T-shirts

Breaking! Congress To Walmart: Stop Selling Nazi T-shirts

Members of Congress started a letter writing campaign today, urging Walmart to stop selling t-shirts bearing Nazi iconography. [More]

Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Week 12

Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Week 12

12 weeks after t-shirts bearing Nazi insignia were discovered in Walmart, the retailer has yet to remove them from all their stores, despite initial promises to do so within days.

Walmart Calls Nazi Shirts Still On Shelves A "Training Issue"

Walmart Calls Nazi Shirts Still On Shelves A "Training Issue"

An article in the New Mexico News-Sun had a startling quote from a Walmart spokesperson about why Nazi shirts could still be found on Walmart’s shelves. [More]

New Mexico Paper Gives Front Page Coverage To Walmart's Nazi Shirts

New Mexico Paper Gives Front Page Coverage To Walmart's Nazi Shirts

The Hobbs News-Sun ran a front page story this week about how t-shirts bearing Nazi insignia could be found on local Walmart shelves, nearly three months after the store promised to pull them.

Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Week 11

Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Week 11

11 weeks after t-shirts bearing Nazi insignia were discovered in Walmart, the retailer has yet to remove them from all their stores, despite initial promises to do so within days.

101 Dumbest Moments In Business: Walmart Hiring Edelman

101 Dumbest Moments In Business: Walmart Hiring Edelman

CNN has put together a list of the 101 Dumbest Moments in Business and Walmart’s choice to hire Edelman PR took home the golden dunce.

Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Week 10

Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Week 10

10 weeks after t-shirts bearing Nazi insignia were discovered in Walmart, the retailer has yet to remove them from all their stores, despite initial promises to do so within days.