Report: Wal-Mart has safety problems in Bangladesh

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Associated Press

Posted on November 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 18 at 9:02 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — A news report says safety problems have been found in nearly half of 75 audited factories in Bangladesh that are Wal-Mart suppliers.

According to a report posted on The Wall Street Journal's website Sunday night, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said most of the factories that failed the audit were able to correct problems or are doing so. According to the report, the company said it has stopped doing business with two factories, and one had to be closed.

An email seeking comment from Wal-Mart was not immediately returned. It was not clear who performed the audits.

Wal-Mart and other major retailers this year agreed to a pact aimed at improving safety conditions at Bangladesh factories after deadly building collapses and fires.

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