Skechers to offer Consumer refunds for Shape-ups after agreeing to $40 million FTC Settlement

Skechers Shape-ups Refund - Credit FTC

(Best Syndication News) - The Federal Trade Commission today announced that Skechers USA, Inc. agreed to pay $40 million for promising more than what their Shape-ups shoes could actually do. Skechers decided not to fight the FTC charges. The goverment agency said the company made unfounded claims that the shoes could aid in losing weight, and for toning and strengthening their bottom half.

The good news is consumers who have purchased the Shape-ups can submit a claim to get some amount of a refund. The website is where consumers can apply for reimbursement. The refunds are being offered for consumers who purchased the Shape-ups, Resistance Runner, Shape-ups Toners/Trainers, and Tone-ups starting on August 1, 2008 to present day. The consumer settlement refunds will vary depending on the number of participants in the claim and depending on the shoe model ranging from $20 up to $80.

Recall of Trampolines sold at Walmart announced for Safety Net Breaking

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(Best Syndication News) - Trampolines sold exclusively at Walmart are being recalled because the safety net surrounding it could fail causing serious injuries. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with Sportspower Limited of Hong Kong, China, announced the voluntary recall.

The manufacturer, Sportspower, received 17 reports of the net breaking. Eleven people sustained injuries including broken bones, back and neck injuries, and contusions.

About 92,000 of the Sportspower BouncePro 14' Trampolines were sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide between February 2009 through February 2012 at a retail price around $275. The trampolines have a 6-feet high brown mesh netting and are 14’ in diameter. The UPC codes 68706404210 and 68706404244 were displayed on the trampoline box packaging.

Los Angeles Dodgers sale for $2 Billion is a Done Deal

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(Best Syndication News) - The sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers has been completed today, according to an announcement made by Guggenheim Baseball Management LLC and Frank McCourt. The sale cost the new owners $2 billion.

Mark Walter, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and Stan Kasten are named as having ownership of the franchise. Mark Walter is the control person, and Stan Kasten is the CEO for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers released a statement saying, "The Dodgers emerge from the Chapter 11 reorganization process having achieved its objective of maximizing the value of the Dodgers through a successful Plan of Reorganization, under which all claims will be paid. The Dodgers move forward with confidence - in a strong financial position; as a premier Major League Baseball franchise; and as an integral part of and representative of the Los Angeles community."

Scuba Diving Hose Recall announced for Drowning Danger

XS Scuba Diving Hose being recalled - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The voluntary recall of scuba diving hoses was announced by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today, because they could burst when being used, which could cause the diver to be without an air supply and possibly drowned. Around 17,000 of the Miflex High Pressure Scuba Diving Hoses are involved in the recall. The recall was announced after XS Scuba received 189 reports of the hose failing. No injuries have been reported.

The hoses were imported and distributed in the US and Canada by XS Scuba, Inc., of Santa Ana, California. The hoses came from Miflex 2, located in Villasanta, Italy. XS Scuba sold the hoses through scuba diving retailers, and online between May 2009 and April 2012 for around $44 and $60 each.

Bicycle Child Carrier Seat recall announced by Todson for needed Repair

Topeak Babyseat™ II Bicycle Carrier Seats product recall free repair kit needed - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - Todson, Inc. has voluntarily recalled around 40,000 of the Topeak Babyseat™ II Bicycle Carrier Seats because the child could cut and possibly amputate their fingertips. The company received two reports of children catching their fingers and suffered a near amputation and a crushed finger.

The problem is when a child places their finger in the opening by the grab bar’s hinge equipment. The adult could lift the grab bar and this could cause the child’s finger to become caught in the hinge, which could cause injury including fingertip amputation.

The carrier seats were sold at J&B Imports, REI, Action and Hawley, other independent bicycle dealers, and other retailers nationwide. They also were sold online at The baby seat carrier were sold between January 2009 and April 2012 between $140 and $180.
Model number TCS2100, TCS2101 and TCS2102 of the Topeak Babyseat II bicycle carrier seats are involved in the recall. The model number can be found on the product's packaging.

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