Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is recalling a kayak due to a risk of users’ feet getting caught inside.
Pyranha says in some 9R II boats, “there are some variations in the resultant gap between the top of the step-out pillar and the kayak; if this gap is large enough to fit the sole of your shoe in, this may present a risk of becoming snagged.”
The company says there has been one report of a paddler becoming “temporarily snagged” during a wet exit from a 9R II.
“The paddler believes their footwear became wedged between the top of the plastic step-out pillar and the inside of the kayak,” said Pyranha.
MEC says any customers requiring an insert kit should contact their nearest MEC store or Service Centre.
A recall notice for the kayaks has also been posted on the Government of Canada’s website.
“Approximately 14 units of the affected product were sold in Canada,” says the recall notice.
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