Toys ‘R Us reaches settlement in wrongful death lawsuit
Toys ‘R Us will pay $20.6 million to the family of a 29 year-old woman and mother of a young child after she died when an inflatable slide broke as she was about to reach the pool.
Family members present at the time of the accident say she was on the slide when the bottom gave out, causing her to fall just short of the water. The woman fatally hit her neck on the edge of the pool, leaving her a quadriplegic. Just days later she was taken off of life support due to her extensive injuries.
The relatives’ lawyers argue that the slide, bought on the Toys ‘R Us website, was made in China and did not follow federal standards and regulations.