Don`t Buy These Flip Flops

Submitted by: buddy 9 years ago
http://www.lamanaphotography.com/walmart.htm

Ouch, that chemical burn hurts.
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Female 428
Ow? Good thing I don`t shop at walmart...
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Female 152
Eww, that`s nasty! I`m never one to suggest a lawsuit, but SUE THEM!
This Mike guy is a jerk. >-(
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Female 655
that was sooo grosssss
never trust cheap shoes
ewww
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Female 11
How do you know it`s a guy who bought the flip-flops?
I kinda imagined it to be a girl.
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Male 55
Yet another reason why you shouldn`t shop at Wal-Mart.
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Male 16
For one, Those are not pictures of a chemical burn. chem burns don`t go all puffy like that first. It looks, to me, as if these marks are pressure welts. If you take a few elastic bands of some sort, put them on your arm side-by-side so they form a wide band. The bands need to be very tight to work properly. (You could also use a very wide rubber band.) Leave them on for a few hours, or better yet, overnight. If you do this in the same spot for a few nights, you should develop similar marks. Wearing too tight flip-flops, especially if the foot is pushed as far forward as possible, for even 15 minutes per day, could easily cause this, due to the weight of the body pressing the foot into the straps.The secondary infection would be caused by improper care of and picking at the wound. If this were a chemical burn, there would have been much more horrible initial wounds than welts. This is just an excuse to blame Wal-Mart on what APPEARED TO BE CHEMICAL BURNS, in this person`s opinion.
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Female 59
omfg dude what if she were diabetic?! she cold have died!
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Male 1,263
Ew..gross..and ouch...*shudder*
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Female 76
then again... I don`t typically buy clothes from walmart.. but my old navy flip flops broke while I was buying camping food at walmart soo..
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Female 76
I own the guy version of those shoes (just went for size didn`t read the tag until out of the story).. bought them in june.. they hurt the tops of my feet but I think it was just because they were a lot more heavy then the ones I was use to wearing... I wore them for like 4 days straight though and didn`t have problems.
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Male 157
i love how everyone`s like WELL YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR OH MY GOD WALMART.

if you pay 3 dollars for something, do you naturally expect it to be covered with dangerous chemicals? probably not.
She wasn`t expecting anything fancy, she even said, cheap flipflops.

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Female 1,397
That is just grosse beyond alot of things
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Female 1,468
Damn those were ugly shoes and ugly feet.
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Male 1,029
I always knew Walmart sucked and China hates us.
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Male 114
What the fux was that? What chemical?!
Look. I don`t see how FLIPFLOPS made out of standard issue rigid foam could do this. I mean, did they put recluse spider venom mixed with a dash of H2So4? I think not, people. As LovexChelsey said about having the same pair of flipflops from Walmart, I think it was a one-time coincidence. It`s not EASY to make this kind of foam be toxic like that. Latex is particular to certain people because it`s an allergic reaction.
PS: When I say toxic, I`m not talking if you EAT the damned stuff. I`m talking about just wearing it.
Just to say, I don`t have an allergic reaction to Latex, but I`d rather wear Nyplex anyway; for what ever reason. It feels better…
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Male 2,720
So THAT`S how they make corn flakes!
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Female 190
I..have those shoes.
And my feet aren`t burned o_o
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Female 26
Everyone saying to sue WalMart: it`s not like it`ll matter to them - they get sued all the time. Whoo hoo, just another lawsuit. A kid I know`s mom is a lawyer for them and she ALWAYS has to travel to work because they`re ALWAYS getting sued for something.
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Male 155
WTF! every time I say F*ck it censors it and puts drat. Any who F*ck walmart.
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Male 155
drat walmart. We are sopost to be geting a mall thats about 7 minuts away and people are trying to put a walmart their. Not to mention the three walmarts that are 15 minuts or less from where I`m at, ant there`s a Super target and kmart too. You are one lazy bastard if you can`t drive 7 minuts to a walmart or what ever the hell you want for that matter. And now they can`t take some damn flip flops of their shelves? Walmart is an ass whore that bleeds hemirod goo out their noes.
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Female 54
*barfs* IFFY!!! OMG!! EWW!!! I HATE feet this is soooo gross!!..I`m so glad I like to wear shoes :P Flip Flops suck poo anyways, so does WalMart...eww
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Female 214
oh, and it`s not funny. how would you feel if that had been your feet and nobody would do anything to help you? You have to put stuff in perspective.
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Female 214

B.) There is no way that Walmart, or anybody in the US or UK or Canada or Australia can force China to change its production standards. Walmart, as a US based company, can only refuse to purchase something made in china. And, sadly, china is a really cheap place to buy in bulk from. With the young kids being forced to work many hours everyday for almost nothing, the producers in china don`t need to charge much to sell the items they are making and to make a profit, therefore, companies like walmart, can buy them cheaper and sell them to make an enormous profit. All that we can do is to take this girls word for it that the shoes burned her, and not buy the shoes ourselves. Other than that, what can we do?
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Female 214
Wow. I can think of several things to say to the comments that people have posted on here.

A.) Whats so bad about shopping at walmart?? Some people don`t have anywhere else to shop. Personally, I live out in the middle of nowhere Texas and am fixing to go off to college in the middle of nowhere Arkansas, and, pretty much, all there happens to be in both of these small towns is walmart. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

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Female 157
Yikes.. poor lady and anyone else that bought those :-O
Thats the horrible thing with Wal-Mart not very many people can say NO to a nice sale like $2.44 for sandals...
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Male 151
didnt u guys hear that the director of product distribution from china to foreign countries was executed by the PRC for the alleged deaths of like 80 people in columbia or something? i think he allowed loose standards and sold fake drugs to that country causing the deaths. China pledged to increase regulation and quality btw, however it is another reason to boycott china
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Male 165
Shouldn`t she have seen a DOCTOR?
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Female 681
ow ow ow
walmart is gaaay
but.. omgg i feel so bad for that person
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Female 122
I like that the CMI letter said "thongs". I`m pretty sure they did that to be jerks.
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Female 550
This is why I always say, "YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!!" I never, EVER buy clothes or shoes from Wal-Mart.
Everything is made so cheaply there, which is probably why they sell it so cheap.

I have NEVER had a problem with Target, Kohls, or any of the other competitors, and they are all comparable in price.

Was happy to read that she got a lawyer! That is the first thing I thought of when I saw this. She will get reimbursed for the dr. bills & the price of the meds., plus she will most likely get money for pain & suffering as well. I hope she sues the pants off Wal-Mart!

We should all copy & paste the link to her documents and send them to Wal-Mart, DEMANDING an explanation! Maybe then they will get rid of those potentially killer sandals!

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Male 334
Walmart blows...
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Female 58
..ouch
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Male 247
I don`t see why everyone is talking about how like this is God`s punishment for shopping at Walmart.

Then again, I shouldn`t be worried; I wear combat boots all the time, and they are made in the USA.

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Female 2
Crap. I`m glad my flip-flops are several years old!
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Female 1,492
wow...that looked so painful...and gross...and...bad...i have had a few pairs of flip flops from walmart...thankfully...nothing like that has ever happened to me
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Female 1,984
Ouch... flip flops hurt me too. But not NEARLY as bad as that!

I found her yahoo answer page: Her name is boxjockey68.

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Male 165
"I`m now curious to know why that happened. o_o
I MUST KNOW
I WILL MAKE IT MY LIFE MISSION"

A chemical in the flipflop reacted with her skin, which made it burn.

Life mission over.

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Male 1,496
disgusting. I for one am boycotting (as much as i can) chinesse products. I had a tube of toothpaste that had chinese all over it from a market in chinatown, i brushed my teeth then wetn online to cbc.ca to find that some toothpaste from china has antifreeze in it. i also heard they force fed pigs waste water to make them seem heavier and worth more.

China`s loose standards will go unpunsihed if you don`t boycott.

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Male 1,244
just another reason to hate walmart...
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Female 1,025
poor woman!!

those shoes were ugly by the way..

boo walmart!!

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Female 132
If I were that girl, I would effing raise hell!!!!
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Female 1,002
I`m now curious to know why that happened. o_o
I MUST KNOW
I WILL MAKE IT MY LIFE MISSION
-epic music-
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Female 214
Rise23Up, I`m assuming and hoping you just looked at the first picture or so. Otherwise you`ve seen some pretty bad sunburns...
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Male 211
haha their feet were meeeeelllltttting!!!
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Female 2,552
Me and my sister were looking at them thinking her feet were gonna fall off..
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Male 204
a warning would have been nice, cuz i was eating spagetti when i saw this
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Female 273
Ouch....
That is terrible.
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Female 192
god that was horrible to look at.
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Female 2,695
o_o
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Male 5
everybody is calling him a guy..definitely a girl..and if it was a guy that would wear flower flip flops he should be called a girl
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Female 348
grosss
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Female 86
Shanir
IT WAS A GIRL
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Female 86
OMFG
Its a girl ffs people think
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Female 1,832
That is so f*cking horrible!!
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Female 2,084
ugh. man. i had a chemical burn once but it didn`t cover that much skin. i feel so lucky now. but i know how it feels. it really sucks.
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Male 121
Yet another reason why I hate WalMart, and all the imported Chinese crap on their shelves.
I hope she sues the pants off them.
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Female 155
Wow, that looks awful.
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Male 103
over a hundred bucks to get a doctor to look at you?

I can just walk in for free here >>

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Male 3,431
Well what the hell can one expect from Shopping at Sprawl Mart. The company is EEEEEVVVVIIIILLLLL!!!
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Male 629
I seriously hope Walmart gets sued for that.
Ugh.
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Male 181
wal mart only did that bc they would lose less money going through all the complaints of the chemical shoes, than to actually spend extra money making it safer.
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Female 1,412
Thats their fault for being a cheapskate.
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Male 869
A chemical burn makes sense (I`m not doctor, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night). I just went to the doctors the other day for an allergic reaction to food/drugs. It`s still a mystery since nothing in my lifestyle has changed. Same food, soaps, meds, everything is the same. I also was prescribed steroids and heavy duty antihystemines. If this case was from an allergic reaction it would have spread to other parts as well. But it doesn`t surprise me that Walmart is ignoring her. Companies always weigh the profit/loss bottom line. If they are sued and can still turn a profit on the sandals then Walmart doesn`t care, they will still make money. Unfortunately it probably will take a class action lawsuit and some really bad publicity to get these pulled off the shelf. That being said, Walmart has had a lot of bad publicity in the past and they are still going strong. Note to self: don`t buy crap at Walmart. One last thing......ugliest feet ever!
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Male 610
this page remind anyone else of the sotlen sidekick page?
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Male 73
dude u could seriously sue sum1 over that
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Female 416
ewww!!!!! this is why we hate walmart.
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Male 37
i thought i was safe from the terrors of walmart in the UK but i found out that Asda is part of the walmart family!!!! AHHHHH
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Male 191
ouch! Sucks to be that person. they should really sue Wal-Mart for that!
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Male 1,072
thought a girl brought them lol
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Female 447
It`s so odd because the Australian version of Walmart (Big W) is actually quite nice.
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Male 1,623
dont buy clothes from a store that mainly sells food
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Female 274
*shivers* Horrible. Just horrible.
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Male 34
He should have sued when he had the chance. I wonder if he still has a chance?
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Male 1,072
Damn this looks so painful but maybe its was a allergic reaction not a chemical burn ...
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Male 234
I agree with Hansbo, this is probably some allergical reaction. Still, ouuuch.... ><
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Male 458
stupid rubber flip flops get some fabric ones, i wear sometimes a flipflop for walking my dog- rubber and i get something liek a burn on my middle finger, just one of the drawbacks in flip flops
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Female 345
Guess what? That`s normal when you import cheap products from countries with no restrictions on chemicals used. Although I kind of feel bad for him it`s partially his own fault because he shopped at Walmart in the first place.
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Male 777
Ugh, barf time.
Seriously though, those pictures were sickening, especially the ones close to the end.
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Male 218
This should serve as a reminder; that every cretin idiot too lazy to wash some socks should probably had just staid home. I can`t help, but notice the hordes of people baring their disgusting naked feet these days.

I like to be able to sit in peace and think, without having to bear the sound of some idiot parading by with his/her 99cent-special "flip-flops" scratching across the earth, with every single step. At the very least, if you decide to be lazy and disgusting, at least clad your feet in attire that will fit your lousy fested feet, as well as it suits your bargain bin mentality.

And really, anyone who wears sandals (flip-flops if you are gay) should wear a shotgun in your mouth.

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Male 901
It probably is some kind of allergic reaction. I mean, not everyone can get these kind of burns from these flip flops, right? I have never worn flip flops, and after this I might never do. That really looked like impetigo, which I just shaked off of me 6 months ago, and I never want to go there again.
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Male 151
We have all heard about how people say that here in America everything is resolved through legal action and that we shouldn`t sue so much and bla bla bla right? Well you see the thing is that Walmart will only do a recall if the cost of the recall is less than the cost of getting sued and losing. Sue the bastards.
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Female 1,596
I bought a pair of purple flipflops at walmart. I just never worn them yet so I had no idea what would happen xD
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Male 135
LIKE I ALWAYS SAY...

If you shop at walmart drat YOU!

Walmart is ruining America!

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Female 26
She ended up paying $138 for what should have been a pair of $3 flip-flops? If Wal-mart doesn`t want to be sued, they should happily help her contact whoever manufactured the shoes and the company should pay her the cost of medicine. Or at the very least they could remove the damn shoes...but it doesn`t matter, as long as profit as made. Who cares about the actual people who buy the products?
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Male 91
1. get a peice of paper.
2. write "these shoes gave me a chemical burn, and they are still on the shelf" on it.
3. tape paper to the box of shoes.

or

Rub shoes on random people.

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Female 49
[quote]On 7/22/2007 2:39:16 AM sarahxoxo wrote: Ouch, that`s scary I have a zillion pairs of flip flops from Wal Mart.[/quote]
yea i have one or two but none that look like that. i hate walmart and i`m not surprised they are doing this. that`s really scary and i`d freak out once that started. she really should sue and get this out in all forms of media.
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Female 3,562
Yet another reason I hope walmart burns in hell. They really don`t care if their products are hurting people, they just don`t want to get sued.
The crazy thing is they`re still selling them.
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Female 182
Awww, his dog is so cute!!!
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Female 493
Ouch, that`s scary I have a zillion pairs of flip flops from Wal Mart.
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Female 76
ouch... O_O
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Female 300
just saw this on another site...
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Female 302
That looked gross and painful
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Male 161
that has to suck
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Male 549
Sunburn*
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Male 549
That looks painful. Kinda like suburn though.
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Male 10,115
Link: Don`t Buy These Flip Flops [Rate Link] - Ouch, that chemical burn hurts.
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