News Published: May 11, 2012 - 11:25 AM


Banzai Inflatable Pool Slides recalled

By Department of Consumer Protection


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HARTFORD, CT - The Department of Consumer Protection is alerting consumers that nearly 21,000 inflatable Banzai in-ground pool water slides are being recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and Toys R Us Inc., after a 29-year old woman died in Andover, Mass. after fracturing her neck going down the water slide, which had been placed over the concrete edge of a pool. The victim hit her head at the bottom of the slide because it had partially deflated. Two other injuries have occurred in a similar manner, including a 24-year-old man from Springfield, Mo. who became a quadriplegic and a woman from Allentown, Pa. who fractured her neck.

Banzai in-ground pool water slides are designed for use with in-ground pools. During use, the slide can deflate, allowing the user to hit the ground underneath the slide and become injured. The slide is also unstable and can topple over in both still and windy conditions and carries inadequate warnings and instructions.

BonzaiWhiteThe vinyl slides have a blue base, yellow sliding mat and an arch going over the top of the slide. By connecting a hose to the top of the slide, water can be sprayed on its downward slope. The words 'Banzai Splash' are printed in a circular blue, orange and white logo, shaped like a wave on either side of the slide.

The recalled slides, which were manufactured in China by Manley Toys, Ltd, were sold at Walmart and Toys R Us nationwide from January 2005 through June 2009 for about $250. The recalled slides have the barcode number 2675315734 and model number 15734. Both the barcode and model number appear on the original packaging but are not on the actual slide.

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to the nearest Walmart or Toys R Us for a full refund. As an alternative, consumers can cut the two safety warning notices out of the slide and just return that portion.

For additional information from Walmart, call (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.walmartstores.com. For additional information from Toys R Us, call (800) 869-7787 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday and between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, or visit the firm's website at www.toysrus.com

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.




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