Petzl Recalls PIRANA Descender Canyoneering Devices Due to Drowning Risk

This recall involves the Petzl PIRANA descender, an aluminum adjustable friction descender device for canyoneering. The descender has three rope installation options that allow the user to select the degree of friction before initiating a descent. A friction spur allows the user to increase braking power during descent. A plastic ring keeps the connector positioned to facilitate rope installation while the device is connected to the harness. The descender comes in orange (D005AA00) and black (D005AA01) with serial numbers ranging between 19 F 0000000 000 and 22 A 9999999 999. Serial numbers are located on the frame of the product.
PIRANA descender canyoneering devicesAbout 3,450 (In addition, about 177 were sold in Canada)
REI, Karst Sports,,, and other websites and outdoor stores nationwide from July 2019 through January 2022 for about $39.
Recall Date:    Mar 2, 2022
None reported
Mfg Country:
Petzl America, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah
Recall ID:    9253
Last Published:    Mar 2, 2022
Official Site:    Link


Emert Number:    22091
Emert Status:    Notified