Sportspower Recalls Children’s Waterslides Due to Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Menards
Name of Product:
Liquid Motion waterslides
The warning labels on the children's waterslide are inadequate for weight limit and fail to tell consumers never to slide head first. This poses a risk of serious injuries to consumers, including neck injuries.
November 28, 2012
This recall involves Sportspower Liquid Motion waterslides. Consumers inflate the waterslide with air and spray it with water for sliding. They are used on the ground, not at the pool. The waterslides are blue and yellow and measure about 18 feet long by 9 feet high by 5 feet wide. A "Liquid Motion by Sportspower" logo is printed on the side. Recalled waterslides have item number INF-1375 and UPC 687064031340 located on the packaging.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled waterslides and contact Sportspower to receive new labels to affix to the waterslide. The labels warn consumers not to use the waterslide if they are older than 13 years of age and/or weigh more than 100 lbs. The labels also warn consumers never to slide head first.
Sportspower has received one report of a man who received a neck injury after sliding down the waterslide head first.
Menards Inc. from April 2010 through July 2010 for about $300.
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