WADSWORTH, OH -A Summit County couple received quite the scare while shopping at a Wadsworth Walmart recently when they discovered a razor blade concealed in a cart handle.
The incident is not uncommon across the country, Walmart officials say this has become an issue for many retailers. Law enforcement has informed the company it is a shoplifting issue, where thieves will stash a razor blade in the shopping cart handle in order to cut tags of merchandise.
It appears in some cases the blade is left behind and in at least one case hurting an unsuspecting customer.
"I have a goddaughter that just turned one and she always sits in the front seat there and she's at the age where she's grabbing everything and we're to the point now where we won't use the carts here because we don't know," said shopper Madison Reinhardt.
Wadsworth Police say no report about the incident was filed with their department. A Walmart spokesperson says an incident claim was submitted to the company.
Walmart issued the following statement Tuesday:
“We take this situation seriously and work hard to make sure our customers have a pleasant shopping experience at all of our stores. We inspected all of our shopping carts after the incident was reported and found no other issues.”
A Connecticut woman reported her finger was slashed by a razor embedded in a shopping cart just last week at a Walmart store.