Toys R Us Told To Pay $20M Over Pool Slide Death

Law360, New York (October 17, 2011, 3:31 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts jury on Thursday ordered Toys R Us Inc. to pay $20.6 million to a Colorado man who claimed the retailer sold a defective inflatable pool slide that was responsible for his wife's death.

According to the lawsuit, Robin Aleo suffered severe neck injuries and became quadriplegic after a ToyQuest Banzai inflatable pool slide gave way, causing her head to strike the pool's edge. Aleo was airlifted to Brigham and Women's Hospital, where she was later taken off life support due to the severity of...
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