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Reebok EasyTone and RunTone shoes false claims lawsuit

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The Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement with Reebok over false "toning shoe" advertising claims. The company has agreed to rebates totaling up to $25 million to buyers who bought the shoes. The settlement comes on the heels of an intensive investigation showing that Reebok's toning shoe claims were not supported by scientific evidence. In a news conference, David Vladek, director of the F.T.C.'s Bureau of Consumer Protection, said Reebok's evidence to support those assertions was "wholly insufficient." "Consumers expected to get a workout, not to get worked over," he said.

The FTC said the company used "over-hyped advertising claims" to market its EasyTone shoes, claiming in one TV ad that they tone "your butt up to 28 percent more than regular sneakers, just by walking." When the FTC challenged Reebok to prove its claims, the company could not. That is not surprising, because the statistics are simply baloney.

Not only is this good news for those who bought into the Reebok toning shoe fantasy at $80 to $100 a pop, but also for the people who have been seriously injured by these shoes and have filed legal action to be compensated for their medical expenses and other losses. These lawsuits target not only Reebok but also other so called wellness, shape up or rocker-bottom shoes such as Skechers Shape-ups.

Those who have been duped and injured by toning shoes should do the following:

If you purchased Reebok's, click here to apply for your Reebok refund.
No matter what brand of shoe you purchased, if you have suffered an injury of any nature, we implore you to report the injury to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The process is simple - click here: https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx
To join others in the fight against the manufacturers of these dangerous and worthless shoes, join and "Like" our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ToningShoesInjury
Finally, to learn more about toning shoes injuries, please visit us at http://www.toningshoesinjury.com/

i will never buy another reebox product again. the easytone shoes were a waste if money a caused nothing but problems. the top are ripped, the bubbles at the bittom popped causing my feet to slant outward. i have not even had the shoes for a year and they look like i have had them for ten years. i will never buy a reebox product again. i will be calling head office to see what the will do for me but im sure it will be nothing.
Posted by rose on December 4, 2011 at 05:27 PM

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