Crocs sued for putting children at risk of injuries on escalators
A southern California couple recently filed suit against Crocs Inc. because their 4-year-old daughter lost one of her little toes on an escalator while wearing children’s Crocs. Since 2008, the Colorado-based footwear company has been sued several times by other families with similar stories about children suffering injuries to their feet while wearing the shoes on escalators.
In the most recent lawsuit filed in court in Santa Ana, the family seeks $2 million. According to the lawsuit, the 4-year-old was injured while wearing pink children’s Crocs in August 2011 at a JCPenney department store. The child’s left shoe was caught in the side of an escalator at the store, hurting her left little toe. She lost the toe and skin on the bottom of her foot in the incident.
The family argues that Crocs has known about their children’s shoes’ risks and that they do not provide sufficient warning to consumers. In 2008, the company sent a letter to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, informing them that they had received 186 reports of injuries on escalators caused by their shoes.
If your child has been injured by a dangerous children’s product, contact the San Diego faulty children’s product attorneys of Ritter & Associates at 619-296-0123 to learn more about your rights.