This article caught my husband's attention, and lead to an interesting discussion of blame. The article is about those lovable ugly shoes "crocs" and their tendency to be getting stuck in places like the escalator. Several children have had minor to somewhat major toe and foot injuries as the shoe gets stuck and the wheels keep on turning.
It's very sad to see a shoe being blamed for our antiquated devices. I mean really! the escalator has not been redesigned since it's well I'm not sure but I've seen the same model since the 80's and I've always been afraid of the horrible teeth those things have. I mean why doesn't it have a fail-safe and if something gets stuck it shuts down? Like an elevator door opening when it touches something.
So my advice is (spoken with a British accent) "mind the gap and teeth."