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S.R. Smith Recalls Helix Pool Slides Due to Fall Hazard

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Recall Date: February 28, 2017

Recall Number: 17-098

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Helix pool slides

Hazard: 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.

Remedy: Repair

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.

Consumer Contact: S.R. Smith at 800-611-4750 from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.srsmith.com and click on “Helix Slide Info” for more information. Consumers can also email the firm at helixslideinfo@srsmith.com.

Photos available at: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/SR-Smith-Recalls-Helix-Pool-Slides

Recall Details

Units: About 800

Description: 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 can be found 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.

Incidents/Injuries: 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.

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.

Distributor: S.R. Smith LLC, of Canby, Ore.

Manufactured in: U.S.

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