UPDATE: Here's another link to the issue.
Earlier in the summer, a good friend got me hooked on Crocs. I bought a couple pairs of the "Athens" style thongs and I am way beyond sold. Whatever it is that these shoes are made of provides a wonderful platform for reducing the impact on my bad leg as I walk. So I'm thankful for her recommendation and thankful that I tried them!
And now, of course, it seems I see them everywhere...even on some of you little 4 and 5 year olds, and I hear that they've come out with baby ones now. So naturally it caught my eye when I saw this story this morning:
(Sept. 17) - At rail stations and shopping malls around the world, reports are popping up of people, particularly young children, getting their toes caught in escalators. The one common theme seems to be the clunky soft-soled clogs known by the name of the most popular brand, Crocs.
One of the nation's largest subway systems, the Washington Metro, has even posted ads warning riders about wearing such shoes on its moving stairways. The ads feature a photo of a crocodile, though they don't mention Crocs by name.
Well, now I'm sure we'll hear the inevitable chorus of professional do-gooders screaming for a mass recall. While I would never suggest that kind of action, I will be very aware of my feet on an escalator when I'm wearing my Crocs, and parents of little ones in those cute little shoes should be extra vigilant. I think at this point if I had a child under six wearing Crocs and entering an escalator, I'd be lifting her UP off the steps at entry and exit!