Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury or other damages from wearing Skechers Light-Up Shoes, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
What are Skechers Light-Up Shoes?
Energy Lights by Skechers are trendy among children due to their colorful array of lights which are activated each time they take a step. Since their initial release in 2015, there have been nearly 50 styles of light up shoes released, which generally cost between $40 and $80.
What’s the Problem?
All of the affected Skechers shoes, made in both boys and girls styles, include a nickel-cadmium (nicad) battery encased in the heel or mid-sole of the shoe. The problem is that the airtight seal does not allow the battery to vent, which causes gas to build, potentially causing it to overheat or even explode in some cases. These events have destroyed the users’ shoes and caused severe chemical burn injuries, according to complaints.
Which Skechers Shoes have been Linked to Explosions, Fires?
- Twinkle Toes
- Skech Rayz
- And more
Exploding Light-Up Skechers Lawsuit Filed in New York
A New York mother filed a federal class action lawsuit against Skechers after the company’s “Skech Rayz” allegedly left her son with second-degree burns, according to FOX News. The woman shared photos of what she claimed were her son’s burned feet on social media, which occurred shortly after he got his feet wet at school.
“When the sneakers got wet that caused them to release a chemical that burnt the bottom of his feet,” the woman said. “He did not complain to his teacher. He waited until the next day until he came home to tell us.”
Can I File a Skechers Class Action Lawsuit?
The law offices of Schmidt & Clark, LLP, have decided not to file a class action claim in the litigation alleging damages from Skechers shoes, and instead have chosen to only pursue individual lawsuits in the best interest of our clients. If you feel you may have a claim, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page or call (866) 588-0600 to learn more about your legal rights. We urge you to act now, as failing to do so could bar you from obtaining compensation through the filing of a lawsuit.
Skechers Shape-Ups Lawsuit
A class action lawsuit filed several years ago alleged that Skechers Shape-Ups, a formerly celebrity endorsed “toning shoe” increased the risk of stress fractures, falling and fall injuries. The complaint further alleged that wearing these shoes makes people prone to tripping and/or falling. Injuries cited in the lawsuit included:
- Broken bones
- Broken / sprained ankles
- Broken hips
- Pain or tightness in the heel, calf, and Achilles’ tendon
False Advertising Suit
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in May 2012 warned consumers not to believe claims that simply wearing Skechers shoes can significantly improve your physique. FTC fined Skechers USA $40 million to settle charges that it made unfounded advertising claims that its shoes would help people lose weight and tone their bodies, according to the Washington Post.
Do I Have a Skechers Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Skechers lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new burn injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one has been injured by Skechers shoes, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a lawsuit and we can help.