A warning has been issued after a Texas mom says she sliced her hand on a razor blade hidden in a Walmart shopping cart handle.
Silver Taylor was left “dripping with blood” after gripping the sharp blade at the Walmart in Cedar Park, Texas.
Taylor told CBS Austin that she was in the Walmart shop on November 13, when two customers queuing in front of her told her that her hands were bleeding. She checked, and “sure enough, I was just dripping blood.”
Reports indicate that Silver Taylor says she lost so much blood that she fainted and hit her head at one point.
Taylor says she has a medical condition that requires her to take blood thinners. This means the three deep cuts she sustained on her hands could take a long time to heal, as the wounds are likely to re-open.
Brad Wurster, the mom’s lawyer, says Walmart should accept blame. “It is Walmart’s obligation to look at their carts, and make sure that if there is a hazardous condition that’s there, that they did it in a timely manner and that they actually corrected the hazardous condition.” He told CBS Austin.
Although it’s not yet known who inserted the blades in the shopping cart, Taylor says she believes that Walmart has an “obligation to look at their carts” to see if they have “a hazard”. The mom also wants the retail giant to pay her compensation and apologize to her.
Taylor says the several deep cuts to her right hand and a further cut to her left hand have greatly impacted her life. “No, I’m not okay. I’m not okay at all. I feel like a failure to my children because I’m such a rock in my household.” she told ABC’s KVUE.
“My tools are broken. My tools are injured. I’m a mom. I’m a wife and I can’t do the smallest things, like open up a refrigerator door. I had several cuts to my hands and at that point I lost so much blood I lost consciousness.” She added.
Paramedics called to the scene took photos of the razor blades hidden inside the trolley. Taylor was then taken to St. David’s Hospital in Cedar Park, where her wounds were treated.
“I don’t know if anyone really understands the gravity of how thankful I am that I got hurt, and not a child, my sons. My children are scared to touch me because they’re afraid they’ll hurt mommy.” Taylor said.
This is so heartbreaking. We wish Taylor a speedy recovery.
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