A red carpet malfunction caused a mass confusion at the outdoor furniture store that sold the popular pink slime and other household products, leading to the cancellation of more than $3 million worth of sales.
The glitch in a warehouse near the Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow studios left the warehouse in the middle of the night with people running around the warehouse to grab products, including pink slime.
People were also seen carrying plastic bags with pink slime on them.
The pink slime is a chemical substance made by a bacterium and can cause skin irritation.
The problem was first noticed by a worker who was at the warehouse during a shift, Fox News reported.
It turned out to be a one-time glitch, but employees said it was worse than it should have been.
“There was a huge amount of pink slime coming out of the warehouse,” one employee said.
“I have skin irritation and I’m going to have to have it removed from my skin,” another said.
The store had about $3.3 million in sales at the end of June, Fox reported.
It was the largest merchandise retailer in Los Angeles County, and is a major hub for the movie industry.
The warehouse was not equipped to handle the influx of pink-slime shipments, according to the store’s chief operating officer, Mike Daley.
“We’re still investigating and working on the root cause of this and we’re still trying to determine what happened,” he said.
No injuries were reported, and the company was reimbursed for the $3,000 in damages, Daley said.