The problem with Skechers Lights, according to numerous consumer complaints and at least one lawsuit, is that they contain a battery in the airtight sole of the shoe which may overheat, catch fire or even explode, resulting in severe chemical burns and other injuries.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was injured, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
What are Skechers Light-Up Shoes?
Also known as Skechers Lite, Skechers Light-Up Shoes are popular among young children for their color-changing soles, which light up in different combinations each time their feet touch the ground. Skechers has marketed more than 40 styles of light up shoes since 2015, which typically retail from about $40 to $80.
What’s the Problem?
According to many of the complaints, the problem with Skechers Light-Up Shoes seems to result from getting them wet, either by putting them in a washing machine or during use (i.e. wearing in the rain/snow, jumping into a puddle). This may lead to the Nicad battery corroding and becoming rusted, which may cause the mechanism that vents gas from the battery to fail, according to some consumer complaints. Parents and others who purchased Skechers lites with a Nicad battery from 2015 to the present should be particularly aware of this danger.
Which Skechers Lites May Cause Fires, Burn Injuries?
- Twinkle Toes
- Skech Rayz
- And more
Exploding Light-Up Skechers Lawsuit Filed in New York
A class action lawsuit recently filed in a New York federal court alleges that the Ni-Cad battery found in many Skechers causes the shoes to catch fire and even explode, causing severe chemical burns to users who are most often children and sometimes even toddlers. The complaint was filed on behalf of Sherry Foster, a New York mother who claims her son was left with second degree burns after his “Skech Rayz” caught fire and exploded at school, according to FOX News. Foster alleges that the Skechers with the Ni-Cad battery are defective, and that the battery presents a “clear and present” danger to the children wearing them.
Skechers “Shape-Ups” Lawsuit
Lawsuits filed in 2012 claimed that Skechers Shape-Ups “toning shoes” increased the risk of stress fractures, falling and fall injuries. The complaints further alleged that wearing these shoes makes people unnecessarily prone to tripping and falling. Injuries cited in the lawsuits included:
- Broken bones
- Broken / sprained ankles
- Broken hips
- Pain or tightness in the heel, calf, and Achilles’ tendon
False Advertising Claims
In May 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warned consumers to be wary of ads claiming 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 Class Action?
The Product Liability 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.
Again, if you or a loved one has been harmed by Skechers Light-Up Shoes, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.