If you own a Banzai inflatable pool slide, stop using the slide immediately. A few days ago this pool slide was recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission due to several serious accidents involving this product. In one case, a 29-year-old mother died after fracturing her neck when she went down the slide that had been placed over the concrete edge of an in-ground pool. The woman hit her head at the bottom of the slide, making deadly contact with the concrete. The slide had partially deflated. In two other incidents involving the Banzai slide, one victim was rendered a quadriplegic and the other fractured her neck when their slides deflated.
The recalled Banzai slide is designed for in-ground use, has vinyl sides with a blue base, an arch over the top of the slide and a yellow-colored sliding mat. “Banzai Splash” is printed on either side of the slide in a blue, orange and white logo shaped like a wave. The slides sold for around $250 at Walmart and Toys R Us from January 2005 through June 2009. The original packaging contained a barcode number of 2675315734 and a model number of 15734. However, these numbers do not appear anywhere on the slides.
If you purchased one of the Banzai in-ground pool slides, return it to the nearest Walmart or Toys R Us for a full refund.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a Banzai slide, call the experienced, compassionate attorneys at the Law Offices of Henry Hanflik at 810-720-4000 or toll-free 888-905-4185 for a free consultation. We can help you now!