Death, Severe Neck Injuries Prompt Recall of Banzai Inflatable Pool Slides Sold by Walmart and Toys R’ Us
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Toys R Us Inc. announced in May 2012 the recall of about 21,000 inflatable Banzai in-ground pool water slides. During use, the slide can deflate, causing the user to hit the ground underneath the slide and become injured. The slide is also unstable and can topple over in both still and windy conditions, and carries inadequate warnings and instructions. The recalled slides were manufactured in China by Manley Toys Ltd. And sold at Walmart and Toys R Us nationwide from January 2005 through June 2009 for about $250.
TRAGEDY STRIKES ON BANZAI POOL SLIDE
A 29-year-old woman died in Andover, Massachusetts after fracturing her neck going down a Banzai in-ground pool water slide that had been placed over the concrete edge of a swimming pool. The victim hit her head at the bottom of the slide because it had partially deflated.
Other victims injured due to the deflation of the side included a 24-year-old Springfield, Missouri man who became a quadriplegic and a woman from Allentown, Pennsylvania who fractured her neck due to the Banzai water slide’s deflation.
Consumers were directed to immediately stop using the slide and return it to Walmart or Toys R Us for a full refund.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU’VE BEEN INJURED ON A POOL SLIDE
Immediately contact an experienced product liability law firm who should want to immediately being to investigate your case. Do not get rid of the slide or any documentation (receipts or invoices). An experienced personal injury lawyer will want to take the pool slide that you or your loved one has been injured and have it analyzed by experts. Preservation of the evidence is critical.
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