Pool Accessory Injuries

by Pool Builders on 06-30-2009 in Articles

Pools are a popular summertime attraction for families and individuals alike. Public, neighborhood, and private pools are often the site of summertime fun for adults and children.  Pool toys and other swimming accessories are the cause of countless injuries each year, and people should be aware of the dangers posed by items they bring with them to the pool.

Popular pool accessories often include:

o    Inflatable tubes, cushions, boats, and other flotation devices
o    Water-wings and swimming assistance items
o    Water rings and other diving toys
o    Volleyball nets, basketball hoops and other sporting devices
o    Waterproof volleyballs, basketballs, footballs, and other waterproof sporting goods
o    Slides and other installed accessories

Consumers should be aware of the hazards posed by many products on the market and should make sure to follow standard pool-safety rules, including:

o    Make sure that toys and accessories do not have sharp edges and do not pose danger to others
o    Do not use electronic items in the pool that are not specifically designed for use in water
o    Be sure to monitor children at all times
o    Do not use pool toys in ways not intended by the manufacturer
o    When around volleyball and basketball nets, make sure that individuals do not get trapped in netting while in the water
o    Make sure that flotation devices are properly inflated and are free of wear-and-tear

Injuries that are caused by accidents or misuse are often the fault of the person or persons involved in the accident. If a person suffers injury due to a defective product however, the manufacturer may be held liable for injuries caused by the product.

Defective products are often dangerous to the consumer and may cause injury or even death. Companies that are aware that a product may be dangerous should immediately issue a recall to remove the product from the market and the hands of consumers. If you have purchased a product that has been recalled, be sure to follow all recall instructions and return the product as directed by the manufacturer.

If you have suffered injury due to a defective swimming pool accessory, you may be eligible for compensation for injuries, pain, and suffering. If you would like more information regarding defective products and personal injuries, visit the website of the Madison defective product injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C.

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