Missouri man sues Bass Pro Shops over socks

WEBSTER COUNTY, Mo.– A Webster County man is suing Bass Pro Shops over a pair of socks.

Kent Slaughter alleges that the company’s claim of a lifetime guarantee is false.

The lawsuit, filed this month, previously said that when someone returned Redhead’s lifetime-guaranteed all-purpose wool socks, Bass Pro would honor the lifetime guarantee and provide a new pair free of charge.

The lawsuit went on to say that in 2021, Bass Pro changed its practices and no longer honored the warranty.

He said that when he returns the socks now, they are only replaced with a new, different pair that comes with a 60-day limited warranty.

The socks, he said, have a different design so store employees know that no warranties will be honored beyond that period.

The lawsuit shows an image of the socks in question.

On the packaging, the brand advertises: “This is the last sock you’ll ever need to buy.”

OzarksFirst has contacted Bass Pro for comment. They said they do not comment on ongoing litigation.

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