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.
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.
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 www.homedepot.com.
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.
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 Amazon.com and Intheswim.com. The recalled slides were sold between May 2013 and March 2015 and retailed for about $3,000.