Skechers failed to shape buttocks, disappointed buyers get settlement

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster announced that consumers who participated in a lawsuit against Skecher USA Inc., will soon be getting their settlement checks.

Skechers will pay $716,493 in restitution to 9,666 Missouri consumers who filed valid claims. The first checks were mailed July 12.

The average restitution amount is $34, but individual consumers could receive more or less depending on the product they purchased.

Allegations made against Skechers included that the company made unfounded claims that its Shape-ups shoes would help people lose weight, burn calories, improve circulation, fight cellulite, and firm, tone or strengthen muscles.

“We alleged that Skechers made health-related claims that it could not prove,” Koster said. “Consumers deserve accurate information about products they are purchasing, and we will continue to protect consumers by pursuing businesses that peddle false promises.”

Under the terms of the settlement, Skechers is also prohibited from making health claims unless it has adequate substantiation to do so. Skechers did not admit any wrongdoing.

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