Walgreens Pulling "Swastika" Wrapping Paper After SoCal Woman's Complaint | NBC Southern California

Walgreens Pulling "Swastika" Wrapping Paper After SoCal Woman's Complaint

Cheryl Shapiro
A woman shopping at a Northridge, California, Walgreens store said she found gift wrapping paper with swastikas on it on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014.

Walgreens is pulling a wrapping paper print from it shelves a day after a Southern California woman complained about finding swastikas in the design, a company spokesman said Sunday.

The woman, Cheryl Shapiro, said she was shopping in the Hanukkah section of a store in Northridge when she found a geometric blue-and-silver pattern that had lines connecting in the shape of the Nazi symbol.

The rolls were removed from the store after she complained to managers.

Walgreens said other stores were following suit.

Shopper Finds "Swastikas" on Wrapping Paper

[LA] Shopper Finds "Swastikas" on Wrapping Paper
A grandmother shopping with her grandson said she found a swastika pattern on wrapping paper at a Southern California store. This report aired on the NBC4 News at 11 on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. (Published Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014)

"We are in the process of removing the product from our stores," Walgreens spokesman Phil Caruso told NBC4.

Caruso said he could not comment on the design. He also did not have an estimate as to how many rolls were being pulled.

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