Italian amusement ride manufacturer, Zamperla, has issued a statement following the fatal accident that took place at Kishkinta Park near Chennai, India, on May 11.
“It is important for the public to know that the ride involved in this accident – ‘Disco Dancer’ – was not a Zamperla product,” the company said. “Zamperla devotes considerable resources into developing its unique amusement rides, providing the safest possible experience for the public.
“The ride involved in this accident was an unauthorised, poorly executed forgery of the Zamperla design. Although outwardly appearing like a Zamperla ride, copies do not receive the level of engineering and manufacturing expertise Zamperla invests into each of its designs.
“Zamperla urges customers to only purchase genuine Zamperla rides and replacement parts in order to ensure the safety of their customers.”