Sportspower Recalls Waterslides for Children

Sportspower Recalls Waterslides for Children

Sportspower Recalls Waterslides for Children

On November 28, 2012, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Sportspower Ltd based out of Hong Kong has recalled children’s waterslides because of an injury hazard.  Consumers should stop using this product immediately.  

The specific product is called Liquid Motion Waterslide.  The CPSC reports that about 1,500 waterslides are affected by the recall.  The slides were manufactured by Sportspower Ltd in Hong Kong and sold only at Menards Inc stores from April 2010 to July 2010 for around $300.  

This recall was the second recall announced on November 28 for Sportspower products.  The company has also recalled a trampoline because the metal bars can poke through the trampoline’s jumping surface and cause serious injuries.  

This recall for the waterslides occurred because the warning labels do not meet code.  The warning labels fail to specify a weight limit and don’t tell consumers that children should not slide head first.  The company has received one report of a man sliding down the waterslide and sustaining a neck injury.  

The specific waterslide is used on the ground—not in pools.  The slides are about 18 feet long, 5 feet wide and 9 feet tall when inflated.  The words “Liquid Motion by Sportspower” are printed on the side of the waterslide, and the slide is blue and yellow.  The item number is INF-1375, and the UPC is 687064031340.  

Consumers need to stop using this product immediately and contact Sportspower to receive new labels for the waterslide.  The new labels warn that people over 100 pounds or over the age of 13 should not use the slides.  The labels also tell consumers not to slide head first.  

You can contact Sportspower at (888) 965-0565 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday.  You can also visit the company’s website for more information.  

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission




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