The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled 21,000 inflatable in-ground pool water slides after the death of a Colorado mother.
In 2006, the 29-year-old woman was visiting with friends in Massachusetts when she climbed on top of a Banzai inflatable water slide. She was sliding head first into an in-ground pool when the slide suddenly lost inflation. This caused her to strike her head on the pool’s concrete. Her neck broke in the accident, and she passed away the next day.
A thorough investigation by the CPSC was launched after this fatal accident, and it was determined that these water slides were defective and hazardous. These slides have been deemed unstable and carry the risk of deflating at random moments. The stores that sold these slides, including Wal-Mart and Toys R Us, have offered to refund every customer affected by the recall.
If you have been injured due to a defective product, please contact the Appleton product liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.