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PIRANA descender canyoneering devices

Description: 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. [Learn More]

About 3,450 (In addition, about 177 were sold in Canada) units were affected by this recall.

PIRANA descender canyoneering devices
Petzl Recalls PIRANA Descender Canyoneering Devices Due to Drowning Risk

Recalled PIRANA Descender.

PIRANA descender canyoneering devices Recall Information

Country of OriginFrance
Recall Date03/02/2022
Recall ID9253
Recall Number22091
HazardThe user's rope can get caught or wedged in the PIRANA blocking slot and stop or suspend the climber, posing a drowning risk if they are under a waterfall or pool.
InjuriesNone reported
RemedyConsumers should immediately stop using the recalled PIRANA descender devices and contact Petzl for a full refund, including shipping. Consumers will be provided a postage-paid label to return their recalled descender.
Remedy OptionRefund
ContactPetzl toll-free at 877-807-3805 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email at [email protected] or online at or and click on "Sport, Customer Service, Safety Alerts" and select "PIRANA Descender recall" for more information.
Last Updated03/02/2022
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