H&M temporarily shuts NY store after employee shares pics of bugs crawling on clothes

H&M temporarily shuts NY store after employee shares pics of bugs crawling on clothes

The woman claimed that a customer had notified her about 'lice' on a rack of hoodies but the management was not willing to close down the store

Price and quality of clothing are all that consumers care about when shopping from a big retail outlet.

Manufacturing defects and design flaws are the biggest reasons why a customer decides not to buy a garment.

But things can take a shocking turn if people spot worms or insects in any merchandise. Well, that's exactly what happened at a big retail store in New York recently.

An H&M store in the city reportedly shut down after a former employee shared photos that appeared to show bugs crawling on hoodies.

The person, who goes by @Madesonee_ on Twitter, worked at the H&M store in the Oculus at the World Trade Center.

In a tweet that has gone viral, she posted three photos that bugs crawling on hoodies kept in hangers.

The woman claimed that a customer had notified her about 'lice' on a rack of hoodies but the management was not willing to close down the store, nor did they inform any of the employees. She added that only the section where the bugs were found was blocked off.

"I work at the H&M in the Oculus at World Trade & today a customer discovered lice on a rack of hoodies. They’re not closing the store nor are they notifying employees of the problem. The section was just blocked off," the former employee wrote.

The tweet has now garnered over 2,300 retweets and over a thousand quote retweets.

Unsurprisingly, hundreds of people were left disgusted by the photos.

In a follow-up tweet, the woman said she had resigned from her job and her last working day was Friday. She even apologised to the store manager.

"Thank you to everyone concerned about me losing my job. my last day is Friday (I’m resigning because I hate it there)," she wrote in a tweet.

"I apologized to my store manager because I did not expect my tweet to go up like this. I was just annoyed that it was being treated like a minor issue & it wasn’t his fault. It’s the company," read the next tweet

The tweets did have an impact as reports said the store closed town after the photos went viral.

H&M responded to the incident by saying they take 'customer and employee safety extremely seriously'.

"We take customer and employee safety extremely seriously. Out of an abundance of caution, we have closed the H&M store at Westfield World Trade Center in order to investigate fully," H&M said in a statement.

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