Consumer Product Safety

Press release 2007.09.06 [NITE Warns: Sandals Can Pose a Danger on Escalators]

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NITE Warns: Sandals Can Pose a Danger on Escalators

National Institute of Technology and Evaluation
Life and Welfare Technology Center
September 6, 2007

The National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) today released a NITE Alert on its website to warn consumers about the hazards of sandals getting caught in escalators.

1. Press release

Release date:
September 6, 2007
Title:
Safety Alert on accidents linked to sandals getting caught in escalators
Publisher:
Life and Welfare Technology Center
Summary:

On August 28, a child caught her sandals in the space at the edge of an escalator step. The child was seriously injured with a broken third toe and the loss of three toenails. NITE received a further 39 reports of similar cases from the end of August to the beginning of September of this year, of which six cases involved human injury (minor toe injuries). NITE is calling on consumers to exercise extra caution when wearing sandals on escalators.

2. Reference

NITE Consumer Product Safety website
Searchable database on Accident information and Company announcements

For more information;
National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE)
Product Safety Technology Center, Product Safety Investigation Division

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