Consumer Product Safety

Press release 2008.04.23 [NITE releases Survey Report on Sandal Entrapment Accidents on Escalators]

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NITE releases Survey Report on Sandal Entrapment Accidents on Escalators

National Institute of Technology and Evaluation
Life and Welfare Technology Center
April 23, 2008

The National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) announced the results of its product safety study on Sandal Entrapment Accidents on Escalators.

1. Press release

Release date:
April 18, 2008
Title:
Product Safety Survey Report on Sandal Entrapment Accidents on Escalators
Publisher:
Product Safety Technology Center
Summary:
In August 2007, a child wearing resin sandals caught her foot in an escalator and suffered a fractured middle toe. The manufacturer/importer of the sandals reported the accident to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry under the mandatory reporting system of serious accidents. NITE issued an alert (NITE Alert No.82) on September 6, 2007 to call on consumers to exercise extra caution after receiving a series of accident reports relating to sandal entrapment.
Accidents, however, have continued to be reported and NITE has received reports of 66 cases of this kind to date.
In view of the frequency of accidents, NITE has conducted a sample purchase test of these sandals to investigate their safety. The report of the Product Safety Survey is now available.
Downloadable report [PDF:1.31MB]

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

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