A department store in Sweden is sweeping a toy scandal from its shelves, the Local reports Saturday – after customers complained that a toy soldier selection appeared to be modeled after Nazi uniforms.
Toy soldiers being sold at the Gekås superstore in the western city of Ullared appeared to bear Nazi symbols, parents stated to local news agencies. Several of the soldiers apparently were “smiling and bearing Nazi symbols.”
Gekås CEO Boris Lennerhov has confirmed that the firm will shelve thetoys after the outrage.
“This is not something we want to promote as form of ideal,” he said.