SPRINGFIELD, Missouri — A Missouri man says in a class action lawsuit against Bass Pro that the outdoor gear maker is refusing to honor its lifetime sock warranty.
Springfield’s Kent Slaughter said that after years of exchanging its “Redhead Lifetime Warranty All-Purpose Wool Socks” every time they wore out, the Springfield-based company changed its policy in 2021 before to try to make four pairs of socks. Instead of getting another pair with a lifetime warranty, Slaughter said he was given socks that only carried a 60-day warranty, according to the Springfield News-Leader.
A representative for Bass Pro said the company would not comment on ongoing litigation.
The lawsuit said Bass Pro misrepresented the socks in its advertisements because they were “the last sock you’ll ever need to buy” due to the lifetime warranty.
Slaughter said in the lawsuit that the warranty was a major factor in his decision to purchase the socks.