Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Got Crocs? Be careful on the escalator

A recent news I read from Yahoo! newsroom on the Crocs shoe being trap in an escalator. A 4 years old Rory McDermott got a Croc-clad foot caught in an escalator last month at a mall in northern Virginia. His mother managed to yank him free, but the nail on his big toe was almost completely ripped off, causing heavy bleeding.

The shoes which are made of soft synthetic resin can become caught in the "teeth" at the bottom or top of the escalator, or in the crack between the steps and the side of the escalator. For a full news report can read from here.
Pics at her home in Vienna, Va., Jodi McDermott demonstrates how her son's Croc shoe twisted after being caught in an escalator on August 30, 2007. Crocs and other soft-soled shoes, such as flip-flops, can be prone to escalator entrapment. Crocs and escalators are a dangerous combination, alleging that the footwear nearly cost her son a toe.

So be extra careful when you let your kids wear on Crocs and walking on the moving stairways. Especially when stepping onto or off of the escalator or walkway. It is important for parents to help young children ride escalators safely. Always follow the riding rules, hold them in your hand, stand in the center and not to let them lean across the moving escalator bar.

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