A Massachusetts jury has ordered Toys ‘R Us to pay more than $20 million to the family of Robin Aleo, who was killed when an inflatable pool slide partially collapsed at a 2006 party. The slide purchased from the toy retailer was not tested to determine if it met certain safety standards. Ms. Aleo, who lived in Colorado, was visiting family in Andover, Mass., when she slid head-first down the slide and it partially collapsed. The woman suffered fatal injuries when she struck her head on the pool’s edge. Lawyers for Toys ‘R Us argued at trial that the regulations cited did not apply to that inflatable slide. Obviously, the trial judge and jury disagreed.
Source: Associated Press
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