A lawsuit claims that children may be burned by the battery in Skechers light-up shoes for kids, including S-Lights, Shopkins, and Twinkle Toes.
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Skechers Light-Up Shoes Burn Feet, Class Action Lawsuit Claims
In November 2018, Skechers USA Inc. was hit with a class action lawsuit in New York alleging that the batteries in its light-up children’s shoes can cause chemical burns.
The class action lawsuit was filed by Sherry Foster, mother of a 9-year-old boy who suffered chemical burns on his feet caused by excess heat from a faulty Ni-Cad battery in his S-Lights sneakers.
The boy was diagnosed with 2nd-degree burns on his feet that a doctor said were “chemical” in nature.
She claims that “numerous other children” have also suffered burns:
“Skechers not only failed to properly manufacture the defective sneakers, but once it was aware of the dangers inherent in the products, it then failed to disclose the safety hazards to consumers.”
What Shoes are Affected?
The class action alleges that Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cad) rechargeable batteries in the heel of the shoes can release an “extremely toxic” chemical when the shoes are wet, resulting in serous chemical burns.
Skechers sells the following light-up shoes for children:
- Twinkle Toes
What is the Problem?
Lawyers claim that encapsulating Ni-Cad batteries in air-tight spaces can cause excess heat to build up, which can cause the battery to rupture and leak. Ni-Cad batteries are also prone to leaking when they are exposed to moisture, such as sweat or water in the environment.
The class action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York — In RE: Sherry Foster v. Skechers USA Inc. — Case No. 1:18-cv-10351.
Human skin is less resistant to burn injuries when it is sweaty or wet. Burns happen more readily when the skin is soaked with water, especially sweat because it contains salt ions. A chemical burn may cause not cause symptoms immediately. The pain or redness can develop hours after exposure.
Symptoms of a Chemical Burn
- Skin irritation
- Pain at the site of contact
- Peeling skin
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