A 29-year-old woman died after fracturing her neck sliding down the Banzai inflatable pool water slide placed over the concrete edge of a pool. The slide had partially deflated and the woman's head hit the edge of the pool.
There were 2 similar injuries including a man who became a quadriplegic and a woman from Allentown, PA who fractured her neck.
Due to these injuries, 21,000 inflatable Banzai in-ground pool water slides were recalled on May 10, 2012. The pool's defect is that it can deflate during use causing the user to hit the ground beneath the slide. In addition, the slide is unstable and can tip over in both still and windy conditions. The slide also has inadequate warnings and instructions.
The recalled slides were sold at Walmart and Toys R Us nationwide from January 2005 through June 2009 for about $250. Consumers are instructed to immediately stop using the product. Please visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website to see more details of the recalled slide.
If there is a products liability case due to a defect in the water slide, the injured victims have various types of potential damages for their injuries:
If you would like to learn other types of damages recoverable in a dangerous products case, please see our legal article: What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Pennsylvania Product Liability Claim?
If you would like en experienced dangerous products attorney in New Jersey or Pennsylvania to evaluate your potential case, call our experienced products liability lawyers at White and Williams LLP. 877.944.8396