They really were too good to be true. Skechers agreed Wednesday to pay $40 million to settle claims that it exaggerated the fitness benefits of its toning sneakers with "rocker bottoms," including the popular Shape-Ups. The Kardashian-endorsed footwear evidently could not, as promised, deliver toned legs and a firm tush "without setting foot in a gym." Here, seven other products that allegedly misled the public:
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