Now that summer has arrived, my son is living in his Crocs, and given their planetary success, there is a chance your son or daughter may be doing the same. They have loads of good qualities and until recently their only fault may have been an aesthetic one (although I really do love them on kids).
Unfortunately there are now some concerns being raised because of the high number of incidents happening to kids wearing Crocs while riding escalators (the UK elevators). The soft sole, may get entrapped in the moving parts of the escalators and seriously injure feet.
Now don’t throw away those colourful shoes, just be careful when your kids are riding elevators (with any soft sole shoes for that matters).
Hare are a couple of suggestions from the CSPC and the Washington Metro:
- Step over the comb plate. Always pick up your feet and step carefully on or off the escalator. Never drag or slide your feet off the edge of the escalator.
- Stay clear of moving parts. Keep your hands, feet and clothing clear of the side panels of the escalator. Remember: loose shoe laces, rubber boots and baggy clothes can get caught in the moving parts of the escalator. Make sure you have no dangling clothing or loose shoelaces that could get caught.
- Always hold children’s hands on escalators and do not permit children to sit or play on the steps.
Enjoy a safe summer!