So, why are people finding razor blades stuck to carts? Walmart officials said it’s becoming an issue for many retailers. Shoplifters use the razors to cut off tags from merchandise. The average cost per shoplifting incident doubled in 2017 to $798.48, according to the National Retail Federation.
It's not the first time shoppers have found razors stuck to shopping carts. It's happened at Walmart stores before, including when a woman was nicked by a razor blade attached to a shopping cart handle at the Walmart in Catoosa, Oklahoma in 2016.