Child Safety: Boy with $7.5 million toe sues Crocs over another escalator injury

Being six-year old is tough enough, but when your parents make you wear ugly plastic shoes like Crocs, life can get pretty tough. A young Baltimore boy was apparently injured while riding the escalator at the National Aquarium in Baltimore in April causing injury to a toe. The toe must be extremely valuable as they sued for more than $7.5 million.

“According to a document Crocs filed in a separate case, more than 200 people worldwide have reported similar incidents, but the company has said its shoes aren't to blame. Crocs did not immediately return calls for comment.”

Apparently the lawsuits are having an effect because Crocs is reported to be adding a warning tag next year to its shoes. I wonder what that warning will state. Here let me venture a guess.

 “WARNING! 200 KIDS WHO WORE THESE UGLY PLASTIC SHOES WHILE BEING ON ESCALATORS GOT THEIR TOES SMASHED!  OOPS! WE SUGGEST PARENTS PURCHASE SNEAKERS AND LET THEIR KIDS DO KID STUFF RATHER THAN WEAR THESE UGLY AND STUPID PLASTIC SHOES THAT MAKE THEM LOOK LAZY AND SHIFTLESS.”

Okay, this isn't funny but really can a toe ever be worth $7,500,000.00?

According to the Associated Press report Crocs filed documents in a separate case, revealing that more than 200 people worldwide have reported similar incidents, but the company has said its shoes aren't to blame.

What is going on with Crocs and getting caught in escalators? According to reports of a similar incident in New York the Crocs can get caught in the teeth at the bottom of the escalator. In this case it was a three-year-old girl. That lawyer cautioned that negligence can be the parents, the escalators and the shoes.

I’d like to see those documents of the 200 accidents and blog about how they happened. If anyone can provide them I’d appreciate it.

If you’d like to read the complaint (lawsuit papers) follow the link to Pregliasco vs. Crocs, Inc., Case No. 3:08 – CV – 349, U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, Louisville Division.

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