A Chicago couple filed a products liability lawsuit against Landscape Structures after their daughter broke her arm on a defective playground slide. The slide, a 7-foot-tall structure called a Evos Slalom Glider did not have a platform at the top or handles. This is dangerous and exposes children to risk of falls.
According to Landscape Structures, children are actually supposed to straddle this slide as they go down, instead of the conventional sitting slides. After learning that other children were injured on the slide the family decided to file suit against Landscape Structures. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported 16 other injuries on this particular slide, which is in approximately 900 playgrounds. Landscape Structures recalled the slide on February 16, 2012. Customers, mostly playgrounds and schools, will have the option of having their money refunded or receiving replacement equipment.
April 23-27 was National Playground Safety Week. According to the CPSC, over 200,000 children are injured annually on playground equipment. Be sure to closely supervise your children as they play. Teach them to use the play equipment properly and to exercise caution.
Dudek Law Firm, APC—San Diego personal injury attorney.