Inflatable Pool Slides Recalled after Wrongful Death

The death of a young mother from injuries sustained in an inflatable pool slide accident has resulted in the recall of the slides. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing the recall of thousands of Banzai inflatable in-ground waterslides. Approximately 21,000 in-ground inflatable pool slides are included in this recall.

According to the company, the hazard exists in the possibility that the slide can be deflated during use. This can cause the user to fall on the ground underneath the slide, and sustain injuries.

The slide is also believed to be unstable, and there is a hazard that the slide can topple over. The risk of toppling over exists in both still as well as windy conditions. Moreover, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Banzai in-ground inflatable pool slides do not come with adequate warnings and instructions to users.

The slides were manufactured for use with in-ground pools. At least one death has been linked to the use of the slide. A 29-year-old woman died in an accident in Massachusetts. According to reports, the woman was going down the in-ground slide, when the slide became partially deflated. The woman hit her head against the edge of the pool, which was made of concrete. She sustained serious injuries, and died.

The slides are manufactured in China, and were sold at Toys “R” Us Inc. and Wal-Mart stores across the country between January 2005 and June 2009. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is asking consumers to stop using the products immediately, and return them to their nearest Toys “R” Us or Wal-Mart store.

There seems to be a very serious risk of suffering head injuries, or even brain injuries from using these inflatable slides. As any California brain injury lawyer knows, these are some of the most serious injuries, and can even be fatal. Survivors are often left with long-term complications and disabilities that can last for the rest of their lives.