Injury concerns prompt recall on hundreds of pool slides

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A manufacturer is recalling 800 Helix pool slides after receiving multiple reports of users falling.

According to S.R. Smith, it has received 16 reports of people falling – including 15 that led to injuries.

Helix says one of the people injured was a 4-year-old girl who suffered a concussion.

The recall involves 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.

Owners should stop using the slide and reach out to the company for a free slide rail extension kit.

You can also call the company for a one-time free installation of the kit.

The slides 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.

You can call the company at 800-611-4750 between 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or online at www.srsmith.com.

You can also email helixslideinfo@srsmith.com.

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