The card reads: "Next time you think of dating the bad boy, consider Whitney Houston."
Some people have put the blame on Brown for Houston's reported drug use. Target issued a statement saying they never intend to offend guests with the products they offer.
The company said the card was sold in its stores prior to Houston's death on Feb. 11. It says they began pulling the card off the shelves as soon as it was brought to their attention.
Houston, 48, was found dead hours before she was to attend a pre-Grammy Awards party. The cause of her death remains under investigation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.