Home Depot pulls fake peeping Tom decoration


TORONTO – Home Depot Canada says it has pulled a Halloween window decoration that mimics a peeping Tom from its stores after a complaint from a customer.

The home renovation chain says it took “immediate action” to remove the Scary Peeper Creeper from shelves after a customer raised concerns about the product.

The CBC reports that a woman complained the decoration — which is attached to a window and looks like a lifelike man peering inside — makes light of a real and legitimate threat to women’s safety.

Home Depot Canada says it reached out to the person who made the complaint and apologized, adding the product is not in line with the company’s “core values.”

The item no longer appeared on the store’s website Monday morning but was listed at $29.98 on the company’s American site.

It looks like the head and hands of a hooded man pressed against the window.

The U.S. site describes the item as “perfect for scaring friends and family during Halloween or any other time of the year.”