WASHINGTON, D.C. — Walmart has temporarily suspended sales of clothing for toddlers as the company looks for a solution to its growing supply problem.
The U.S. retailer said Friday that it has recalled about 3 million baby clothes, diapers, bedding, toys and baby food, but said it will not halt sales of baby products that are still in the store.
Walmart said the decision is part of a broader effort to address its supply chain and ensure its customers are protected from the risks of being exposed to the deadly coronavirus that has killed more than 10,000 people in the U.s. in recent weeks.
The decision came a day after a New Jersey man contracted the virus while he shopped at a Walmart store.
The company is taking steps to improve its supply network and address its shortage of diapers and baby foods.
Walmart has had to suspend sales of diapers, baby foods and baby items that are in stores because the company can’t find enough diapers, diapers and other baby products for its 1 million U.K. employees.