PhotoS.R. Smith of Canby, Ore., is recalling about 800 Helix pool slides.

A child can fall off the side of the slide before reaching the pool entry point, posing a fall hazard that can result in serious injury.

The firm has received 16 reports of users falling from the slide, resulting in 15 reports of injuries including a 4-year-old girl who sustained a concussion. Other reports included damaged/loosened teeth, cuts to the chin that required stitches, bruising and scrapes.

This recall involves Helix residential pool slides with serial numbers from SR-HX13-01001 to SR-HX13-01488 and SR-HX14-01001 to SR-HX14-01602. “S.R. Smith,” “Helix” and the serial number are on the product label located on the top right side of the slide near the staircase rail. The recalled slides are 7-feet, 4 inches-tall at the highest point and have a helix (corkscrew) shape to its slide or flume.

The slides, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at In The Swim, Leslies Swimming Pool Supply, SCP Distributors and other pool product distributors nationwide and online at Amazon.com and Intheswim.com between May 2013, and March 2015, for about $3,000.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled slides and contact S.R. Smith for a free slide rail extension kit that will increase the height of the rail sides. Consumers can install the extension kit or contact S.R. Smith for a one-time, free installation of the kit.

Consumers may contact S.R. Smith at 800-611-4750 from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday, by email at helixslideinfo@srsmith.com, or online at www.srsmith.com.

 

 


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