Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in cooperation with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Toys R Us Inc. announced the recall of about 21,000 inflatable Banzai in-ground pool slides when severe injury and death were reported.
The recalled slide, which was manufactured in China by Manley Toys, Ltd., was reported to deflate during use, causing the user to hit the ground underneath the slide and become injured. The slide was also reported to be unstable in both windy and still conditions and have inadequate warnings and instructions.
The first death reported occurred in Andover Mass. when a 29-year-old Colorado mother fractured her neck going down the slide. The slide had been placed over the concrete edge of a pool. The victim hit her head at the bottom of the slide after it had become partially deflated. Two other injuries were reported and were said to have occurred in similar manners: a 24-year-old man from Springfield, Mo. became quadriplegic and a woman from Allentown, Pa. suffered a fractured neck.
For you and your family’s safety, immediately stop the use of this product and return it to any Wal-Mart or Toys R Us for a full refund. Consumers may also cut the two safety warning notices out of the slide and return just that portion. The recalled slides have the barcode number 2675315734 and model number 15734. Both barcode and model numbers appear on the original packaging, but not on the actual slide.
For additional information contact Wal-Mart and Toys R Us.
Wal-Mart: (800) 925-6278. www.walmartstores.com
Toys R Us: (800) 869-7787. www.toysrus.com