Crocs no longer in style at safety-conscious hospitals
- By Lisa Greene, St. Petersburg Times
Before the ban was issued at Tampa General, a needle fell through a hole and inside the shoe of an employee there, although she wasn't hurt, Shea said.
'Blood could go through the hole, and say you have a cut on your foot, then you're exposed' to HIV, hepatitis and other diseases, Shea said.
But all is not lost. After hearing such reports, Crocs Inc. started making a new shoe in the fall. Called the Specialist, the shoe has the same spongy feel — but with no holes on top.