Australia Day Merchandiser Forgets Tasmania
Today is Australia day, which means our friends down under are celebrating the anniversary of the first arrival of British ships to the continent. Just like we do for the Fourth of July in the U.S., Australians are getting decked out in patriotic apparel. But one retail store is recalling hats after leaving out the Australian state of Tasmania on the map.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Woolworths stores in Australia sold hats depicting the country, decorated with the Australian flag. However, Tasmania, the little island state just southeast of the mainland, was nowhere to be found.
The Daily Mail reported that most of the Australia Day merchandise, such as flip-flops, flags, can coolers and caps, sold at Woolworths was imported from China.
In response to the issue, Woolworths has removed the incorrectly embroidered cap from stores.