The offending product, a netting weave cap which has been removed, was described by the third-party company selling on the store's website, as "N***er brown".
Following the backlash, the racial slur disappeared from the description for the wig cap which the site said is sold by Jagazi Naturals.
Walmart initially removed the offensive word from the title of the product, but it remained in the item's details, where the color is listed.
Comedian Travon Free tweeted that the same product appeared on Amazon but was "listed minus a certain word". Others have criticized Walmart for passing the buck onto the third-party seller rather than taking total responsibility for what ended up on its website.
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The company replied to angry Twitter users by responding to messages with, "We agree this is appalling", and a copy of the official statement.
By the late afternoon, the weaving net was still available for purchase in black on Walmart's website.
"We are very sorry and appalled that this third party seller listed their item with this description on our online marketplace. The product has been removed and we're investigating the seller to determine how this could have happened". But according to the United Kingdom based Online Hair Extensions Store, someone falsely put their name behind the cap. The U.K. company posted a statement on their website Monday claiming that someone else used the name to list the item. The real JAGAZI is a 100 percent black company for black people. "We are feeling the pain here as well", said Chizo Onuh of Jagazi Naturals.