With One World Trade Center in the background, the National 9/11 Flag is unfurled during a ceremony in New York on May 21 marking the opening of the National September 11 Memorial Museum. / Craig Ruttle, AP
The National September 11 Memorial Museum store is no longer displaying a ceramic platter shaped like the USA, with hearts marking where the four hijacked planes struck.
In response to criticism about certain items sold at the gift shop, the museum said it will get more input from 9/11 family members who sit on the museum foundation board to help vet the merchandise, reports The Wall Street Journal.
Since it opened May 21, the museum has taken heat for selling souvenirs like hoodies with the image of the Twin Towers, stuffed animal search dogs and jewelry.
Some people have also criticized the museum for its decision to have a gift shop in the location where 3,000 people were killed in the 2001 attack.
Joe Daniels, president of the memorial foundation, told the Journal that merchandise will be reviewed inside the store to see the items in context.
"The space matters," Daniels told the Journal. "This is a good reminder that as much 'success' as we've had â?¦ we have to remember that the sensitivity around 9/11 is so high."
USA TODAY Network has requested comment from the 9/11 Museum.
Gothamist first pointed out the platter, which it called a cheese plate. The platter has stars over the locations of the 9/11 attacks at New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., and Shanksville, Pa.
The Journal reports the item was no longer on display as of Tuesday.
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