NAR Dashboard


Our Mission.

You care about your home. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® cares about homeownership. To help you become the best, most responsible homeowner you aspire to be, we want to provide you with free information and tools you can use to make smart and timely decisions about your home.

From time to time, we may reach out to you to help us support legislation and/or policies that may have an impact on you, the homeowner. You can choose to join our cause. Or you can choose not to. Regardless, your privacy is safe with us.

We'll never share or sell your email address or other personal information you may provide us in the course of using the site with anyone without your explicit consent.

Water Slides Recalled After Death and Injuries

Banzai Splash water slides are being recalled after one death and two severe injuries occurred when the in-ground pool slide deflated.

Added to Binder

After one death and two severe injuries, 21,000 Banzai Splash in-ground pool water slides are being recalled by Walmart, Toys”R”Us, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The 6-ft. slides can deflate, causing users to crash into the edge of in-ground pools.

A 29-year-old Colorado mom died recently after she broke her neck when the slide deflated and she hit her head on the side of a concrete pool. A Springfield, Mo., man became a quadriplegic, and an Allentown, Pa., woman fractured her neck in similar incidents.

The recalled $250 slides were made in China and sold at Walmart and Toys”R”Us stores nationwide from January 2005 through June 2009.

If you own the slide, stop using it immediately and return the product to the nearest Walmart or Toys”R”Us store for a full refund.

lisa-kaplan-gordon Lisa Kaplan Gordon

is an avid gardener, a member of the Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, and a builder of luxury homes in McLean, Va. She’s been a Homes editor for Gannett News Service and has reviewed home improvement products for AOL. Follow Lisa on Google+.

Track Your Progress

Added to Binder