Inflatable waterslides recalled following injuries, death

Posted on May 10, 2012

Approximately 21,000 Banzai inflatable waterslides have been recalled due to a potential safety issue. At the request of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, this recall has been issued by Toys R Us Incorporated, headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, and Wal-Mart Stores Incorporated, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. The inflatable waterslides affected by this recall were designed for use with in ground swimming pools, and they may become deflated during routine use potentially causing them to provide inadequate protective cushioning from the ground beneath them, or to become imbalanced and tip over during use. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has received reports of injuries incurred during the use of this product, including a man who became a quadriplegic while using this waterslide, and a woman who died from a broken neck when she hit her head on the pool’s concrete edge during her descent into the pool.

The waterslides affected by this recall were manufactured by China’s Manley Toys Limited, and they were distributed for sale at Wal-Marts and Toys R Us between January 2005 and June 2009. The recalled slides bear the words “Banzai Splash” printed in blue orange and white  on both sides and their packaging is marked with model number 15734 and bar code number 2675315734.

As a personal injury attorney in San Diego, I hope that this recall can be thoroughly and efficiently completed in order to prevent any further tragedies that might result from this potential safety issue. If you a loved one has been injured by a defective product, please consider discussing your case with a San Jose personal injury attorney.

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