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AG Horne: Consumers May Be Eligible For Partial Refund From Skechers

PHOENIX (Thursday, August 16, 2012) -- Attorney General Tom Horne 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,” 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.