An organization promoting so-called bulletproof backpacks says they’re nonetheless obtainable, however at least one New Jersey retailer has apparently pulled them from the shelves.
Office Depot lately despatched a memo ordering the shop to take away the controversial gadgets from shelves, in accordance with one retailer manager who obtained the discover.
No rationalization was offered, stated the manager, who citing firm coverage requested to not be recognized.
It will not be clear if the directive was particular to that particular person retailer, or shops in New Jersey, or maybe nationally.
A spokesperson for the Florida-based firm didn’t reply to telephone calls, an electronic mail and textual content message.
The Office Depot retailer manager stated the now-pulled backpacks had been equipped by Guard Dog Security, with costs reportedly beginning at $119. An electronic mail to the corporate on Monday was not instantly returned.
Guard Dog Security, although, posted to Facebook on Monday evening that its backpacks remained obtainable at Office Depot.