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Slip 'n Slide - 1961

Posted By: Krysti on Sep 18, 2013

The Slip 'n Slide was a fun yet dangerous classic summertime item to cool off. While most people could probably report that they never suffered any serious injuries from it, the idea of basically running into a slippery ground caused many serious paralyzing injuries causing a recall. The toy was introduced in 1961 by Robert Carrier and manufactuered by Wham-O. The slide was basically a plastic yellow sheet and water filled tube with perforated holes to flow a steady but slow stream of water on to the slide on the side which connected a common water hose.

Wham-O (Slip 'n Splash) and it's competitors later introduced different iterations of the idea including two tubes and a landing pool full of water.

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