Wal-Mart says Bangladesh plant produced clothes

Associated Press Published:

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Wal-Mart says a Bangladesh garment factory that caught fire Saturday had previously produced merchandise for the retailer without its permission.

Wal-Mart said in a statement that one of the company's suppliers had contracted work out to the factory without authorization and in violation of Wal-Mart policies. The company said it terminated its relationship with the supplier Monday.

A Wal-Mart spokesman would not comment on how recently the plant manufactured Wal-Mart clothes. Earlier in the day the retailer said it could not confirm whether it had an active relationship with the factory.

The blaze broke out late Saturday at a factory operated just outside Bangladesh's capital of Dhaka, killing 112 people.