[The sound of JR pulling his hair out in frustration.] – Updated

Where have I read this before?:

A north Texas woman says a pair of made-in-China flip-flops she bought from Wal-Mart severely injured her feet.

Taylor Vanover said she bought the flip-flops because they were cheap and that she developed a serious and painful rash after wearing them.

Oh yeah, here. But the Wal-Flack excuse is actually new:

“Product safety is a top priority at Wal-Mart and we are taking this report very seriously. Of several million of this product sold, we have had only a few similar claims.”

Wal-Mart might only have had a few similar claims, but they did absolutely nothing about them, thereby demonstrating that product safety is anything but Wal-Mart’s top priority.

When is some nice media figure going to do a story that connects all the dots? Toys. Pet food. Flip-flops. If you read this blog regularly, I think you know what I mean.

Update – From the Consumerist:

I have the same EXACT condition that Kerry Stiles has, and Fox news did a story regarding the Sun and Sand flip flops last night filed by another lady here in Texas. I purchased the shoes at Walmart in July… I, unlike Kerry, wore the shoes a mere 2 hours.

A woman by the name of Ginger Edwards from Walmart headquarters in Bentonville called me initially back in July and wanted the shoes so they could test them and informed me that I was the 9th case reported, note that was in JULY. I emailed her pictures of my feet but I did not mail the shoes. I chose instead to use my better judgment and held on to the flip flops as EVERYONE at Walmart has given me the impression that they are completely apathetic to my problem. I or my son, visited Walmart daily after having complained IN PERSON after visiting the doctor the first time back in July and having showed them my feet, and the shoes remained on the shelf until last week!! . . .

Juanita Locke
Mineral Wells, TX

2 Responses to “[The sound of JR pulling his hair out in frustration.] – Updated”

  1. UncleBob says:

    >I have the same EXACT condition that Kerry Stiles has, and Fox news did a story regarding the Sun and Sand flip flops last night filed by another lady here in Texas.

    I’d like to see this FOX News report… anyone have any other information on it?

  2. Grace says:

    Why are you still shopping at Walmart…we stopped long ago. I do not trust anything that they sell.

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