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Unique
09-10-2007, 03:43 PM
Because I know some of you wear shoes - even if some of us don't.

Check it out. (http://www.lamanaphotography.com/walmart2.htm)The feet you save may be your own.

One of my homeschooling blog buddies (http://cobranchi.com/?p=7959) posted this. It seemed important enough to share with my best friends.

poetinahat
09-10-2007, 04:10 PM
Holy moley. That's horrible. I cringe in sympathy.

aadams73
09-10-2007, 04:15 PM
That's terrible. And--what a shocker--those flipflops were Made in China.

Alex, now refusing to buy products made in China, if possible.

Perks
09-10-2007, 04:21 PM
Good god. That is unbelievable. Thanks, Unique. You have the weirdest friends. ;)

dclary
09-10-2007, 04:44 PM
Let's sing the thong song!

Perks
09-10-2007, 04:59 PM
Pssst, Unique -- tell your friend to left justify her story. It's really hard to read the way it is.

I love that the manager turned his head so that he could see her injury. What a jackass. I'm reading the whole saga and it's amazing that they can't just pull the shoes and admit that there's a problem with at least a batch of them.

Maryn
09-10-2007, 05:41 PM
Mr. Maryn has done extensive research in products liability law. (Go ahead, ask him about exploding soft drink bottles.) He's so going to enjoy this link...

Maryn, with yet another reason never to shop at WalMart

NeuroFizz
09-10-2007, 05:44 PM
All women who wear made-in-China thong underdrawers should immediately check their bikini hidout. As a public service, Robeiae and I will do detailed checks for anyone seeking professional opinions.

EriRae
09-10-2007, 05:46 PM
I love the pic of the dog ;) At least she's still keeping a sense of humor.

I HATE WAL*MART. Like Maryn said, one more reason not to go there...

Thank you so much for posting, Unique. I have a hard enough time buying prepackaged food there. I will never buy clothes or shoes or even paper supplies from Walmart again.

Joe270
09-10-2007, 06:21 PM
Unique, I read your tale twice, but I don't see a diagnosis anywhere. Has anyone afflicted had a diagnosis made?

The marks on your feet look very much like acid burns. The bad news there is that acid burns scar horribly. I have many scars from sulfuric acid from working gasoline tankers.

I hope it is something else easier to deal with.

aruna
09-10-2007, 06:24 PM
I always thought that litigation is so - um - indulged in in America. Surely she can get some kind of compensation from Wal Mart?

Soccer Mom
09-10-2007, 06:27 PM
Her poor, poor feet! Those pictures were horrible! Thanks for the info. I wear flip flops constantly.

:shudders:

Fortunately, my cheap flip flops all have come from Old Navy. No burns yet.

I resolve to never wear any item of apparel that I can identify as having come from China. Or feed my pets any petfood made there. Or buy my kids toys made there. Ack!

maestrowork
09-10-2007, 06:46 PM
There's a reason why I don't wear flipflops, made in China or not.

A. Hamilton
09-10-2007, 07:24 PM
Oh my, that's terrible. I am appalled that those shoes are still on the shelf. It seems like there should be a consumer agency that they can be reported to.

TrainofThought
09-10-2007, 07:34 PM
Check it out. (http://www.lamanaphotography.com/walmart2.htm)The feet you save may be your own.

One of my homeschooling blog buddies (http://cobranchi.com/?p=7959) posted this. It seemed important enough to share with my best friends.That's horrible.


There's a reason why I don't wear flipflops, made in China or not.I'm with you there. Flipflops are unflattering and horrible for your feet, no support.

JLCwrites
09-10-2007, 07:38 PM
That's terrible. And--what a shocker--those flipflops were Made in China.

Alex, now refusing to buy products made in China, if possible.

Good luck with that! I tried it once, lasted only a day. Almost EVERYTHING is made there!

Devil Ledbetter
09-10-2007, 08:40 PM
There's a reason why I don't wear flipflops, made in China or not.Yep. Same reason I don't wear crocs. They're fugly.

kristie911
09-10-2007, 09:43 PM
That's horrible...but what made me stop and wonder was, when they made her feet tingle, why did she keep wearing them? I would have stopped at the first sign of tingle. Shoes should not tingle.

Unique
09-10-2007, 09:50 PM
Unique, I read your tale twice, but I don't see a diagnosis anywhere. Has anyone afflicted had a diagnosis made?

The marks on your feet look very much like acid burns. The bad news there is that acid burns scar horribly. I have many scars from sulfuric acid from working gasoline tankers.

I hope it is something else easier to deal with.

I don't know, Joe. (Those aren't my feet) I just saw this at a friend's place and figured I'd warn ya'll. I don't wear flip flops because I can't stand things between my toes, either.

But if I could and I did that might have happened to me, too. Creepy, eh?

Summonere
09-10-2007, 10:22 PM
At least one MD seems to have posted about this very case elsewhere...



I'm an MD.

That's not a chemical burn. That's allergic contact dermatitis. Of course it's not gonna go away even after 11 days, because you keep wearing them. Stop putting them on, and it'll go away.

Consult a dermatologist and he/she will say the same thing.
American Academy of Dermatology: [www.aad.org]



Quote:
"What Allergic Contact Dermatitis Looks Like:

In initial (acute) severe cases such as poison ivy, the skin gets red, itchy, swollen, and develops tiny blisters, which may break and leave crusts and scales. The skin becomes thick, red, and scaly with long-term (chronic) exposure to an allergen. Later the skin may darken and become leathery and cracked."



Link to non-authoritative source:
http://consumerist.com/consumer/dangerous-defects/woman-receives-severe-chemical-burns-from-flip-flops-walmart-tells-her-to-complain-to-manufacturer-280572.php

KTC
09-10-2007, 10:25 PM
Gives a whole new edge to these boots were made for walking...only doesn't quite work unless you can go the distance and visualize flip flops as boots. Only, then...it still doesn't make much sense. But I did think of the song whilst viewing the poor feet?