**** Recall via Health Canada
Pyranha 9RII Kayak recalled due to entrapment hazard
Product description: The Pyranha 9RII is a 9 foot long white water kayak. It is sold in both a blue and an orange colour scheme. There is a decal on the back deck identifying the boat as a Pyranha 9R. The kayaks can be identified by the SKU number 705528 for the orange model and 705529 for the blue model.
Hazard identified: In the Pyranha 9R II Kayak, the top of the step-out pillar is trimmed to match the internal shape of the boat. In certain cases, the gap between the top of the step-out pillar and the kayak can be large enough for a foot to become stuck, presenting a risk of entrapment.
Visit Pyranha’s safety announcement on their website and inspect your kayak for the presence of an unsafe gap between the step-out pillar and kayak. If an unsafe gap exists contact MEC to receive a retrofit kit.
For more information, consumers can contact their local MEC store by email, or by telephone at 1-888-847-0770 Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm (PT), Saturday from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm (PT) or Sunday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm (PT).