BOSTON (AP) — The highest court in Massachusetts has upheld an $18 million punitive damages award to the family of a Colorado woman who died after hitting her head on a concrete pool deck when an inflatable slide partially collapsed.

A jury awarded Robin Aleo’s family a total of $20.6 million, finding that the slide sold by Toys R Us did not comply with federal safety standards.

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The New Jersey-based chain appealed the $18 million in punitive damages, arguing that the regulation cited by Aleo’s family does not apply to inflatable slides, only to rigid pool slides.

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The Louisville, Colo., woman was visiting relatives in Andover at the time.

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Friday there was enough evidence to support the jury’s findings and said the $18 million award did not exceed constitutional limits.

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