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Costco apologizes over bibles mislabeling

Wholesale giant Costco has apologized for accidentally labeling Bibles as fiction in its Simi Valley, Calif., store.
Posted By Gabrielle Levy Follow @gabbilevy Contact the Author   |   Nov. 21, 2013 at 10:23 AM
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Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Costco has apologized after a customer at one of its Southern California locations discovered its stock of Bibles had been labeled as fiction.

The wholesale giant issued a statement blaming the error on an offsite distributor.

"Costco's distributor mislabeled a small percentage of the bibles, however we take responsibility and should have caught the mistake," Costco said in a statement. "We are correcting this with them for future distribution. In addition, we are immediately relabeling all mislabeled bibles. We greatly apologize for this error."

The flap began Friday when Caleb Kaltenbach, pastor of Discovery Church, spotted the labels at a Simi Valley Costco.

Kaltenbach tweeted a photo, and later said he wasn't angry at Costco and believes that it was an error.


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