According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, over a period of five years there were 53 reports of escalator footwear mishaps and Crocs were named in four injuries. The fact that Crocs has practically become a household word since their inception in 2002 is quite amazing. Crocs popularity might be part of the problem since they have sold 50 million pairs of shoes in five years. And yes,
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