In a press statement, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with the firm Landscape Structures Inc, of Delano, Minnesota, announced the recall of about 900 units of the consumer product Slalom Glider. The recall was initiated when the company discovered the slides have a design flaw. There is no transition platform between the top of ladder and the slide, meaning children can fall while attempting to climb onto the slide. The company has received 16 reports of injuries involving children with minor cuts and scrapes, broken bones and a bruised spleen. Consumers are being advised to stop using the slides immediately and to prevent children from doing the same. Owners will be contacted regarding removal instructions and will be given the option of replacing the Slalom Glider, receiving a refund, or receiving credit towards a future purchase.
As a Harrisburg personal injury attorney, I’ve seen this sort of voluntary safety recall several times before and understand the serious injuries that can result from the use of a defective or poorly designed product. Manufacturers have many measures in place to ensure the quality and safety of their products, but occasionally mistakes can be made. If you or your child has suffered an injury through the use of a defective or poorly designed product, consult an experienced personal injury lawyer in your area to discuss your legal rights as they pertain to the matter.Tweet