Are you thinking about a Skechers Class Action Lawsuit? Skechers shoes are great shoes that every parent should buy for their child. However, recently there has been a disturbing trend by some unscrupulous sellers to sell fake Skechers shoes and then turn around and sell them as authentic.
In one case, a middle-aged man was suing the company because his daughters got hurt while playing in a basketball court using a pair of Skechers. The shoes that he bought were fake!
Skechers Class Action Lawsuit
All of the recalled Skechers low tops were made in both girls and boy’s styles and contained a built-in battery-powered light-up feature. If you bought shoes from any of the many fake Skechers light-up models as described above since 2021, you could potentially be entitled to an exploding light up Skechers class action lawsuit.
In this case, the manufacturer, Kwickie, knew or should have known that their light-up shoes were dangerous because they were not designed for use in playing a sport like basketball where a sudden change of direction could cause serious injuries.
Also, if your kid is using an inflatable basketball court and gets hurt, there’s a good chance that you will be liable. The manufacturer, Kwickie, failed to warn the parents or the kids about the risks associated with their product, even though the federal government has done everything that they can to remind parents and kids about the dangers of inflatable basketball courts.
When the boy’s father, Darcy, brought his son to the doctor to treat his burns, he was treated with some antiseptic ointment that was supposed to alleviate his burns but didn’t do anything to help his sons’ skeletal system.
As a result, a few weeks later, the skeletal system of one of the boys became so damaged that it caused him to need surgery. About a month after that, the skeletal system of another boy became so damaged that he needed another surgery.
The third child sued Kwickie but was no closer to obtaining compensation than when he first brought his lawsuit filed in California. The parents of the children were not willing to accept anything less than full compensation for their children’s injuries.
According to the class action, this is one of the worst cases of false advertising claims in the history of Skechers.
In fact, Kwickie has been falsely advertising their basketball shoes for over 30 years! It is important to remember that the Skechers name was developed by a father and agent and the company itself was started in the United States. Now, all of their shoes are manufactured in China. This was not known until recently. Despite this problem, Kwickie stands by their product, claiming, “No consumer has ever died due to the products”.
The Class Action lawsuit is seeking damages for general negligence as well as injuries caused by the “slip-on” basketball shoes.
In addition to seeking damages for these injuries, the lawsuit is also seeking monetary compensation for the mental anguish, stress and suffering caused by the parents inability to allow their children to use the appropriate basketball shoes. The parents of these three children are asking for more than $2 million dollars in compensatory and punitive damages. The crux of the matter is that the light-up shoes could have prevented these unnecessary injuries. Skechers could have easily avoided this by making their shoes safer.
There are many other injuries that may cause Skechers to be responsible.
One example would be if the child fell into the poorly manufactured slip on shoes, the child may sustain a fracture, or there may even be internal damage to the shoe. If the manufacturer did not incorporate adequate warnings about the dangers of these types of shoes, they should have taken action to correct this problem.
However, the Class Action lawsuit notes that Skechers did not warn their customers about the dangers of the shoes. The Court may act on the Class Action lawsuit once the manufacturer produces an accurate disclosure statement.