Refund checks stemming from Reebok’s Settlement were sent out recently and because I was a member of this class action and because I filed a claim against Reebok in a timely manner, I got a check for $176.00 from Reebok.
Last October I wrote a blog entry telling people about the FTC action against Reebok and advised anyone who purchased a pair of Reebok’s EasyTone shoes to file their claim against Reebok before the filing deadline.
Class action suits filed by federal agencies like the FTC can curb companies from using false advertisements to sell their products. Reebok had to pay $25 million in refunds to approximately 315,000 buyers of EasyTone products because of their false advertising practices.
The FTC action against Reebok was taken because of Reebok’s false advertising practices. Reebok claimed that their shoes had the ability to tone and strengthen your leg muscles as you walked or ran in them. As a person who bought 2 pairs of Reebok’s EasyTone shoes I can tell you from my own personal experience that my leg muscles were neither stronger nor more toned because I wore my EasyTone exercise shoes.
Buyer beware-caveat emptor.