MARSHFIELD, Mo. (KOLR) — A Missouri man is taking Bass Pro Shops to court over a pair of socks.
Kent Slaughter of Webster County, near Springfield, alleges the company’s claim of a lifetime warranty is false.
The lawsuit, filed this month, said before, when someone would return Redhead Lifetime Guarantee All-Purpose Wool Socks, Bass Pro would honor the lifetime warranty and provide a new pair at no charge.
The lawsuit went on to say in 2021, Bass Pro changed its practices and no longer honored the warranty.
It said when you return the socks now, they are only replaced with a new, different pair that comes with a limited 60-day warranty.
The socks, it said, have a different design to allow store employees to know that no warranty will be honored beyond that period.
The lawsuit shows a picture of the socks in question. On the packaging, the brand advertises, “This is the last sock you’ll ever need to buy.”
OzarksFirst, WOOD TV8’s sister station in Springfield, reached out to Bass Pro for a comment. It said it doesn’t comment on ongoing litigation.