Recall Notices: RYOBI, Helix, Dillard’s, Graco & Evanger’s

This month’s recalls were especially shocking because they had so many reports of injuries. The RYOBI Electric Jet Fan Blower recall is in response to 10,681 reports of the fan inside the blower exploding, launching shrapnel (25 of which included injuries). There were 15 injuries reported from children falling off of Helix Pool Slides, including a 4-year-old girl who suffered a concussion. One dog died after eating one of the recalled cans of Evanger’s Dog Food.

Read on for more information on the products that have been recalled this month.

RYOBI Electric Jet Fan Blowersryobi recall

25 people have already been injured using their RYOBI fan blowers. One World recalled their product after receiving 10,681 reports of the fan inside shattering, and launching shrapnel out of the blower. One World estimates that about 121,000 blowers were sold in the U.S.

Electric Blowers Affected by the Recallryobi recall 2

This recall involves the Ryobi 8amp Electric Jet Fan Blowers model # RY42102. If you own this blower, check the serial number, because the recall only affects products with serial numbers between EU15401D170001 and EU16239N999999.

According to One World, the blowers were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores nationwide (as well as in Canada and Mexico) and online at

What to Do If You Own One

Customers should stop use of the product immediately. Some customer accounts (like this one) said that this incident happened as soon as during their 3rd use of the blower. You can contact One World Technologies, Inc. for a free replacement at 800-860-4050 or online here.

Helix Pool Slides
Helix Pool Slide recall

There have been 16 reports so far of users falling from these slides, 15 of which resulted in injuries. One of these injuries involved a 4-year-old girl who sustained a concussion. Other reports included damaged teeth, cuts to the chin that required stitches, bruises, and scrapes.

Pool Slides Affected by the Recall

This recall involves Helix Residential slides with the following serial numbers:

  • SR-HX13-01001 to SR-HX13-01488
  • SR-HX14-01001 to SR-HX14-01602

These slides were sold at retailers like In The Swim, Leslies Swimming Pool Supply, and SCP Distributers, as well as online at and The recalled slides were sold between May 2013 and March 2015 and retailed for about $3,000.

What to Do If You Own This Slide

Owners should immediately stop using the slide and contact S.R. Smith for a free slide rail extension kit at 800-611-4750 or online here. This kit will increase the height of the side rails. Consumers can install the extension kit themselves or contact S.R. for a one-time, free installation of the kit.


Dillard’s Baby Jackets: Faux-Fur Hooded Bear Coats

dillards baby jacket recall

This recall is in response to a potential choking hazard – the metal snaps on these jackets can detach, posing a choking hazard to the children wearing them. Dillard’s has received one report of the snaps on this jacket detaching. Luckily, no injuries have been reported yet. This recall involves about 1,800 jackets sold last September through December.

Jackets Involved in the Recall

The “Starting Out Baby Girls 3-24 Months Faux-Fur Hooded Bear Coat” is pictured here. It is made of ivory faux fur and has animal ears on the hood. The jackets involved in the recall have style numbers F64CI801I and F64CI80IN.

What to Do If You Own This Jacket

Your child should stop wearing this coat immediately. You can return it to any Dillard’s store for a full refund, or, to obtain a prepaid envelope to return the product by mail, you can contact Dillard’s at 800-345-5273 or online here.


Evanger’s Dog Food

A month ago, Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food recalled some of its Hunk of Beef Au Jus dog food after Pentobarbital (a drug used to anesthetize and euthanize pets) was found in the food. They’re now widening the recall to include more varieties. There were five reports of dogs becoming ill and one report of a dog dying after eating the contaminated food. Watch the report below for more information.

Products Involved in the Recall:

  • Hunk of Beef
  • Evanger’s Braised Beef
  • Against the Grain’s Pulled Beef

What to Do If You’ve Purchased Any of These Products:

Anyone who purchased the recalled food can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. You can also contact Evanger’s with any additional questions at  (847) 537-0102.

Graco Car Seats:recall Graco car seat

Safety is a priority at Graco, which is why they are calling a voluntary recall for an administrative error found on one of their product labels. This recall affects approximately 6,000 Graco Milestone All-in-One car seats manufactured and sold between July 2015 and October 2015. The on-product labels do not include the phrase “secure this child restraint with the vehicle’s child restraint anchorage system, if available, or with a vehicle belt,” which is required by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

recall Graco car seatWhat to Do If You Own This Car Seat:

Know that this recall does not affect the dynamic performance of the Milestone All-in-One car seat if it is used in accordance with the owner’s manual. Graco is providing owners with free replacement labels that can be applied directly to the car seat.

To verify that your car seat is involved in the recall and order replacement labels, consumers should contact Graco’s customer service team at 1-800-345-4109.

For more information on car seat regulations and safety, click here.



Have a serious injury and need legal advice? Contact Howard Blau.


Please Be Sure to Read the Following References:

“Dillard’s Recalls Baby Jackets Due to Choking Hazard.” Consumer Product Safety Commission. 28 February 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2017 from

“One World Technologies Recalls Electric Blowers Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot.” Consumer Product Safety Commission. 2 March 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2017 from

“Recall And Safety Notifications: Car Seats 2016 Milestone Car Seat Recall.” Graco. Retrieved 14 March 2017 from

“Recall Widens Of Evanger’s Dog Food Sold In California.” Agora Hills Patch. 6 March 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2017 from

“SaferProducts.GOV.” Consumer Product Safety Commission. Retrieved 3 March 2017 from

“S.R. Smith Recalls Helix Pool Slides Due to Fall Hazard.” Consumer Product Safety Commission. 28 February 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2017 from