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Friday, August 17, 2012

Get your piece of $40 million Skechers settlement


PHOENIX (Thursday, August 16, 2012) -- The office of the Arizona Attorney General is issuing a reminder to consumers that some Arizonans who bought certain “Skechers” products since August 1, 2008, may be eligible for partial refunds resulting from a $40 million global settlement reached between the companies and the Federal Trade Commission.

“There is still a significant percentage of the settlement dollars unclaimed right now,” Attorney General Tom Horne said. “I am reminding all Arizona consumers that if they purchased certain ‘Skechers’ products, they may have money coming to them and it is not too late to file a claim to get a partial refund.” 


Under the terms of the settlement reached between Skechers USA, Inc, 44 states and the District of Columbia on
May 16, 2012, up to $40 million was allocated for refunds to be paid to consumers who purchased Shape-Ups, Tone-Ups, and the Skechers Resistance Runner athletic shoes made by Skechers. The company faced complaints that it had made inappropriate marketing claims about the potential health benefits of the products.

In order to file a claim, consumers should visit
www.ftc.gov/skechers or call the FTC’s Skechers Hotline at 866-325-4186.

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