Japan Warns of Croc Danger

Officials want changes to popular clogs, susceptible to escalator mishaps
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2008 5:46 PM CDT
Japan's trade ministry has asked the makers of Crocs to improve the footwear's design after incidents of the clogs getting caught in escalators.   (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
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(Newser) – After their research confirmed what many had complained about, Japanese officials today asked the makers of popular Crocs clogs to do something about a design that makes wearers susceptible to getting caught in escalators, the AP reports. The grip and flexibility of the plastic footwear led to several dozen incidents mainly involving young children.