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02-17-2005, 11:07 AM

<font color="blue"> Wrong Chemical Makes Shoes 'Flatulent' </font color>

<font color="green">Customers Complain That Their New Shoes Make the Sound of Someone Passing Gas </font color>

SANFORD, Fla. Feb 17, 2005 There's no tiptoeing around the problem. Call it flatulent footwear.

Customers complained that with every step, their shoes made the sound of someone passing gas.

"They were whoopie cushions for the feet," said Bryan Thomas, an officer with shoe maker Goosebumps Products Inc.

The Orlando-area company on Wednesday sued a supplier, accusing it of delivering the wrong chemical for an insole gel, giving the shoes an unwanted sound effect.
"It very nearly put us out of business," Thomas said.

Goosebumps' largest distributor complained as well, and the company tossed at least 35,000 pairs at a cost of $200,000 to $250,000, said attorneys Robert W. Anthony and William H. Beaver II.

The suit claims Bell Chem Corp. of Longwood delivered a low-grade glycerin that was watered down in late 2002 and early 2003. That caused air bubbles to form inside the insoles, it said.

When people step down on them, the inserts produce "a flatulence-like noise," according to a report by a Goosebumps' chemist, Richard Cavestri.

Bell Chem President John Cervo said the dispute was a matter between his insurance company and Goosebumps.

Wrong Chemical Makes Shoes 'Flatulent' (http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=507820)

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02-17-2005, 11:55 AM
Post deleted by wolfdancer

02-17-2005, 11:59 AM
Good Plan!!
Maybe they will start making them for dogs!
Save 'em from a lot of embarassment too!


02-18-2005, 06:02 AM
Can you imagine selling these at the souvenir stands at Disney? All the kids would want them. I can hear it now all over Epcot. That would be one way of getting rid of them or ebay.


02-18-2005, 07:37 AM
Or wearing then in a Tournament /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

02-18-2005, 09:36 AM


02-18-2005, 12:28 PM
Did the company who made them say excuse me?

02-18-2005, 12:47 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote LARRY_BOY:</font><hr> Did the company who made them say excuse me? <hr /></blockquote>

They probably blamed it on the dog /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif