Product liability, Crocs, and Escalators

An interesting product liability case may be brewing over widespread reports of people, particularly children, having their toes crushed or ripped off by escalators while wearing the popular soft crocs footwear. If these shoes cannot be worn on escalators safely, they may be deemed to have a design defect. However, courts usually do not find such defects for obvious risks. For example, what is the difference between a croc and a fip-flop when it comes to this particularly danger? The softness of the rubber may prove the key to any liability. For the story, click here