Walmart has stopped selling plans for “oversize” plant pots in its stores, the retailer said.
The move follows a similar move by Walmart in Australia last year, which saw the company stop selling the planters for a year after it had been sold.
“We are continuing to work closely with Walmart Australia to ensure our customers can continue to access the planter,” Walmart said in a statement.
It comes after the company was fined $2.5 million by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for selling plans that were too big.
It’s the latest move to hurt the company’s bottom line.
The ACCC also found Walmart failed to warn customers about the risks of oversize plant pots and plans.
“The ACCCC is committed to protecting consumers from harmful products, and will continue to take action against retailers who fail to do so,” a spokesman for the ACCC said.
Walmart Australia said it would be contacting customers about its plans.
“Our goal is to make sure that our customers have the opportunity to use and enjoy the plan we sell in our stores, but we recognise that it is important that they also understand what is possible,” the spokesman said.
The company will be removing its “oversized” plant planter planter from its shelves from the end of October, Walmart said.
It also said it had received more than 3,000 complaints about its plant pots.