Wal-Mart and Toys R Us have partnered with the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission to announce a recall of Banzai Inflatable Pool Slides effective immediately. The slide has been responsible for a couple of serious injuries. One person suffered a neck fracture and another became injured to the degree that they became quadriplegic. The slide has also led to the death of a 29-year-old woman in Andover, Massachusetts.
The problem with the slide is that it can deflate, causing the user to hit the concrete or whatever surface lies beneath the slide while they are sliding down. It’s this defect that led to the injuries and death mentioned above. However, this isn’t the only defect that exists in the items. Not only does the product not have adequate usage instructions or warning signage affixed to it, but the entire thing can topple over because it’s unstable.
21,000 slides fall within the purview of this recall. It is being strongly suggested that anyone who has this item in their possession return it to any nearby Wal-Mart or Toys R Us for a complete refund. If bringing the entire slide in is too difficult, users can also just show up with two safety notices which can be removed from the slide. The item is blue, with the slide portion yellow, and it has the Banzai Splash logo on the side.