Consumer product recall

Pyranha 9RII Kayak recalled due to entrapment hazard

Starting date:
October 2, 2019
Posting date:
October 2, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Last updated: 2019-10-02


  • Product:
    Pyranha 9RII Kayak.
  • Issue:
    Foot may become entrapped inside the kayak.
  • What to do:
    Consumers should contact MEC for a retrofit kit.

Affected products

Pyranha 9RII Kayak

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.

As of September 20, 2019, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 14 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from May to September 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United Kingdom.



Mountain Equipment Co-operative


British Columbia



Pyranha Mouldings



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What you should do

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).

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.