Aqua-Leisure to Pay $650K Fine
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Aqua-Leisure has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $650,000 for failing to report defects involving its inflatable baby boats immediately, as required by federal law.
Complaints/Injuries Received About Inflatable Baby Boats
- 2001 – 12 reports of seats tearing
- 2001 – 4 children completely submerged in water due to leg strap breaking
- 2001 – Different versions of baby boats produced
- 2003 to 2006 – 17 incidents reported where “seats fell out, ripped, tore, split or separated”
- 2008 – 24 consumer complaints since 2001
- 2009 – Did not report to CPSC to inform them about safety issues involving baby boats
- 2009 – Recall of 4 million inflatable boats
About the Penalty Agreement
Federal law requires manufacturers to send reports to the CPSC within 24 hours after concluding a product has a defect that could cause serious injury or death, or does not comply with a safety rule.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), recalls were made, and Aqua-Leisure continued to produce different versions of the inflatable baby boats which also became the subject of more consumer complaints.
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