Dangerous Crocs

And no, I’m not referring to the sharp-toothed creature in the Order Crocodylia, but instead, to the soft-sided clog that has taken feet by storm. Everyone in my family owns a pair, with the exception of our youngest, 8, who has enough motor-skill issues without adding flopping shoes to the mix. After reading about severe injuries suffered by a 3-year-old Croc-wearing-girl, when her foot became entrapped by an escalator, I’m thinking all our Crocs are best worn only at home.

Was the awful incident, which I imagine terrified the poor little girl, a fluke? Not according to the U.S. Product Safety Commissioner’s May 13, 2008 report which claims,