Update: Williams-Sonoma Releases Statement Apologizing for Pulling Pressure Cookers
Yesterday, "Rights Views" reported that the home-goods retailer, Williams-Sonoma pulled pressure cookers from shelves in some of their stores "out of respect" for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
In response to this report Pat Connolly, a Williams-Sonoma spokesperson, provided "Right Views" a statement regarding the decision, including an apology to anyone who was offended:
"Pressure cookers are available at all our stores nationwide.
"In the days immediately following the tragic bombings in Boston a local decision was made to remove pressure cookers from the sales floor of the stores near where the bombing occurred. We apologize if we offended anyone by this action."
Authorities have confirmed that pressure cookers were used by the two men who carried out the attack on the Boston Marathon last Monday that killed three Americans and injured over 200 others.