AND NOW A WORD FROM KERRY STILES…

The woman who started it all when she uploaded graphic photos of the chemical burns on her feet from a pair of Made-In-China-cheap-plastic-crap sandals she bought in Florida has become a rallying point for other victims of Always Low Prices. I am Kerry Stiles, the Kerry Stiles that got a chemical burn from a pair of flip flops from Wal-Mart. You can see the entire story along with pictures, and pictures from others as well here. (There are links at the bottom to get you to all the other pages.) Anyhow, I have gotten 123 emails from people saying they had the same thing happen to them, I have told every single one of them to fill out an incident report at walmart along with some other things. Walmart has been saying for the last 3 months there are less than 10 complaints I know that is untrue but that isn't the important part, HERE is the important part (and the really weird part). I got several emails saying the shoes had been recalled, I called Wal-Mart to try and verify this. I called Friday Sept 7 around 4:30 to 4:50 Arkansas time, I was told there was a recall on No Boundaries flip flops, I hung up and realized I should have gotten more info, I tired to call back but I guess everyone had gone home. So, I called Monday around 12:00 Florida time, I spoke with a guy named Alex. Do you know that Alex told me there is no flip recall, never was, none at all. Then he told me that I could bring my shoes in and get a full refund. What would I do that for it there was nothing wrong with them and there was no recall? I sent my husband into Wal-Mart to see if they had the flip flops still, not ones like mine, don't get me wrong, it IS the end of the season so they should be getting rid of flip flops, but all the other ones were there, but the ones like mine. GONE, they were just there the other day. Please, can you help me find out what's going on here? I know how Wal-Mart works, I know what they are doing, I just want to catch them. I want the public to know what kind of an organization they are dealing with when they shop at Wal-Mart. Stay tuned to The Writing On The Wal, your independent clearinghouse for all information Wal-Mart and toxic footwear. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

7 Responses to “AND NOW A WORD FROM KERRY STILES…”

  1. […] AND NOW A WORD FROM KERRY STILES… The woman who started it all when she uploaded graphic photos of the chemical burns on her feet from a pair of Made-In-China-cheap-plastic-crap sandals she bought in Florida has become a rallying point for other victims of Always Low Prices. Keep reading… […]

  2. Rosalie Reed says:

    Hi Kerry – I’ve also had a HORRIBLE experience with chemical burns from shoes from China…talk about PAIN!

    We LOVE your wonderful sense of humor & wanted to tell you to keep up the good work!!!! Your day will come!!

    Warmest regards,
    Rosalie

  3. Jeff Hess says:

    Shalom Rosalie,

    First, thank you for stopping in, for reading and, most importantly, for taking the time to add to our discussion. We build our community with our conversations.

    Please tell us more about your own experience.

    B’shalom,

    Jeff

  4. Katherine says:

    Hi Jeff
    I am writing a book on first aid and i have been trying to contact Kerry to see if she would be able to give me permission to print some of her photographs in the book. The email address i have for her keeps bouncing back. Is there any chance you could pass my details onto her and ask her to get in touch.

    Kind regards
    Katherine
    North Wales
    UK

    • Jeff Hess says:

      Shalom Katherine,

      First, thank you for stopping in, for reading and, most importanly, for taking the time to enter the discussion. We build our communities with our conversations.

      I’m sorry, I don’t have a contact source for Kerry Stiles. I imagine that after all the attention she received, she might have wanted to get back to more normal life.

      I am curious, however, as to what aspect of her injury, beyond how she might have treated her chemical burns, would be interesting in a book on first aid, .

      B’shalom,

      Jeff

  5. Karen says:

    In April 2012 I purchased a cheap pair of plastic crocs made in China and within an hour had a chemical reaction to my toes, blistering and now peeling. Hard to heal when you have to wear shoes and walk at work every day. I am actively NOT buying anything made in China which is hard as it seems everything in the world is made there. So even if Wal-Mart doesn’t carry those flip-flops, the other China made plastic crocs and slip-ons cause the same reaction.

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