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Reebok Settles FTC Toning Shoe Lawsuit with $25 million in Customer Refunds

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Reebok has agreed to settle charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission that the  shoe and clothing company falsely advertised that its toning shoes could measurably strengthen leg, thigh, and buttock muscles.

New Balance and Skechers have also faced lawsuits regarding the advertising claims of their toning shoes. The FTC had issue with claims made by Reebok that their EasyTone shoes were proven to increase strength and tone in the buttock muscles by 28 percent, and increase strength and tone in hamstring and calf muscled by 11 percent more than regularly walking shoes.

Reebok spokesperson Dan Sarro said in a statement that “Settling does not mean we agree with the FTC’s allegations. We do not. We have received overwhelmingly enthusiastic feedback from thousands of EasyTone customers.”

An attorney for the FTC said, “We think this is a real victory for consumers. We hope it sends a message to businesses that if they are going to make claims they must be justified.”

Customer who want more information about the settlement, or who want to complete a refund application for EasyTone or RunTone shoes or apparel can do so at www.ftc.gov/reebok.

 

 

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: Reebok Settles FTC Toning Shoe Lawsuit with $25 million in Customer Refunds was posted on Thursday, September 29th, 2011 at 7:16 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Toxic Substances Lawsuits.

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