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Inflatable pool slides recalled after 1 death

WASHINGTON (AP) - About 21,000 inflatable water slides for in-ground pools are being recalled after the death of a 29-year-old mother.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the Banzai water slides can deflate during use and the rider can hit the ground underneath the slide. The vinyl slide can also topple in both still and windy conditions, the CPSC said Thursday.

The commission said a 29-year-old Colorado mother died in Andover, Mass., after fracturing her neck going down a Banzai in-ground pool water slide. She hit her head at the bottom of a partially deflated slide. The CPSC knows of two other injuries - a man from Springfield, Mo., who became a quadriplegic and a woman from Allentown, Pa., who fractured her neck.

The slides were manufactured in China by Manley Toys Ltd., and were sold at Walmart and Toys R Us nationwide from January 2005 through June 2009.

People are urged to immediately stop using the slide and return it to Walmart or Toys R Us for a full refund.

Consumers can call Walmart at 800-925-6278 or Toys R Us at 800-869-7787 for more information.

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