Was your child injured due to a fall from a Slalom Glider Slide?
The Slalom Glider Slide, a playground slide manufactured by Landscape Structures Inc., of Delano, Minn., was recalled in February 2012, after more than a dozen children suffered serious injuries, including broken arms and legs, and at least one fractured collar bone and one bruised spleen, following falls from the slide. Landscape Structures has stopped selling the Slalom Glider Slide because of its dangerous design.
At Alonso Krangle LLP, our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience fighting for the rights of people injured by defective products, including children hurt by dangerous playground equipment. Our firm is currently offering free personal injury lawsuit consultations in all 50 states to any family whose child suffered a broken bone or other injury due to a fall from a Slalom Glider Slide. To learn more about your legal rights, please contact the Slalom Glider Side lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP today.
Slalom Glider Slide Recall
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), about 900 Slalom Glide playground slides were sold to schools and other facilities between January 2006 and December 2011. The Slalom Glider is a distinctive 6-foot high playground slide that is curved in shape and made from molded plastic. It includes an arched, tubular steel access ladder. Unlike most slides, children are supposed to straddle the Slalom Glider as they slide down.
According to the CPSC, the Slalom Glider lacks a transition platform on the top and sides of the chute. As a result, children can fall when moving from the ladder to the slide and when descending the chute. Falls from the Slalom Glider Slide are known to have seriously injured 16 children under the age of 8. Injuries have included 14 broken arms and legs, one fractured collar bone and one bruised spleen.
Landscape Structures Inc. issued a Slalom Glider Slide recall on February 16, 2012, and no longer sells the slide. The firm has offered customers the option of receiving a replacement piece of playground equipment, receiving a refund, or receiving credit towards a future purchase.
Learn More About Filing Slalom Glider Injury Lawsuit
If your child suffered a broken bone or other serious injury due to a fall from a Slalom Glider slide, you may be able to file a lawsuit to obtain compensation for your child’s medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. To learn more about the legal options available to you, please contact the product liability lawyers today at Alonso Krangle LLP by filling out our online form or calling us.