Almost a year after Reebok settled with the Federal Trade Commission for $25 million over allegations that it had deceptively advertised its EasyTone sneakers, those checks are finally going out to around 315,000 consumers who registered for refunds.
The Reebok toning shoe ads had made unsubstantiated claims that the footwear somehow strengthened and toned users’ leg and butt muscles more than other sneakers.
According to the FTC, refund amounts will vary depending on how much each person paid for their particular pair of Reeboks, with most people getting back about 87% of the price they listed when filing for the refund.
If you get one of these checks, be sure to deposit ASAP, as the FTC says checks must be cashed on or before November 6, 2012. Anyone with questions can call 1-888-398-5389.
We’re assuming that checks for the much larger $40 million settlement over Skechers Shape-Ups shoes won’t be going out until 2013.