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Crocs Sued For $7.5M Over Escalator Accident

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2008 4:41 PM CST

(Newser) – A Pennsylvania woman has sued the manufacturer of Crocs for $7.5 million after her son was injured in an escalator accident, the Baltimore Sun reports. The 6-year-old was wearing the company's foam clogs when they caught in an escalator and mangled his right big toe. The suit charges that the company knew the combo was dangerous but didn't warn consumers.

Many similar accidents have occurred around the world, prompting Crocs to annonce a plan to attach warning labels to the footwear. “If you go buy Crocs in the spring of '09, you'll get a warning. What about the 5 million pairs of Crocs sold without the warning?” the woman’s attorney asked. “These are all parents who don't know.” (Read more Crocs stories.)

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