The company says the changes come after strings were found in several stores.
The ropes were first spotted about a year ago, but sightings have increased in recent weeks.
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“Unfortunately, we have had a few instances where a coiled rope was used to create symbols of hate and we will not tolerate it,” a Home Depot spokesperson told FOX Business. “As a precaution, we temporarily removed the coiled rope from our aisles. ”
The Home Depot is now removing the giant reels of rope used to make the sliding knots and will only be selling rope in pre-cut lengths at this time.
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