The Attorneys General from 44 states, the District of Columbia and the Federal Trade Commission have reached a settlement with the shoe company Skechers USA, Inc. which resolves claims the company made about their product. S
kechers advertised that their shoes provided customers with certain health benefits including, weight loss, improved blood circulation, reduce pain and improve posture. The company was unable to support these claims and must now pay a $45 million settlement.
Up to $40 million from the settlement will be available as a refund to customers who purchased the shoes. Consumers who purchased Shape-Ups, Tone-Ups, or the Skechers Resistance Runner should go to the FTC website at www.ftc.gov/skechers or call 1-866-325-4186 for information about how to obtain a partial refund.
Any consumer who has complaints about unsubstantiated health or advertising claims are encouraged to file a complaint with the Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection by calling 1-800-441-2555 or by visiting www.attorneygeneral.gov.