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Naples, FL (PRWEB) October 19, 2011
Gilman Law LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of those injured by defective consumer products, is investigating injuries involving the Banzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slide, an inflatable slide manufactured by SLB Toys USA, and sold by various retailers, including Toys “R” Us, Wal-Mart and Amazon.com. The Banzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slide is allegedly prone to collapse when used, and has been blamed for causing serious injuries, including:
Spinal cord injuries
U.S. product safety standards require that inflatable pool slides must be able to support 350 pounds without giving way or deforming. Banzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slides allegedly deform under any weight. It has also been alleged that as a person’s weight shifts on the slide while going down, the air becomes displaced and renders the slide unable to support any load. "eagletribune.com/latestnews/x2021666277/-20-6M-award-in-pool-slide-death" as reported by the Eagle-Tribune.
On October 15, 2011, the "eagletribune.com/latestnews/x2021666277/-20-6M-award-in-pool-slide-death" Eagle-Tribune reported that a Massachusetts Superior Court jury had ordered retailer Toys “R” Us to pay $20.6 million – including $18 million in punitive damages to the family of a 29-year-old woman who died as a result of a Banzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slide collapse. According to a lawsuit filed on behalf of her husband and daughter, Robin Aleo sustained a broken neck and spinal cord injury that left her a quadriplegic following the collapse of the slide in July 2006. Aleo was unable to breath on her own, and a day after the accident, she was taken off life-support and died in the hospital. Her daughter was just 18-months-old when Aleo died.
Her family’s lawsuit alleged that the inflatable slide that killed Robin Leo was not tested in accordance with U.S. product safety laws. At trial, a Toys “R” Us executive acknowledged during testimony that the inflatable slide was tested for other product safety rules — and twice failed, once for containing lead in excess of federal limits — but not for compliance with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s pool slide regulation.
More information regarding Banzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slide injuries and accidents can be found at Gilmanlawllp.com. Visitors to "http://gilmanlawllp.com/ Gilmanlawllp.com will find the site is a valuable source of information for people who have suffered injuries due to defective consumer products.
If you or someone you know has suffered a serious injury due to a Banzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slide accident, Gilman Law is here to help. Free case evaluations are available through Gilmanlawllp.com, or call Toll Free at 1-888-252-0048.
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