While a voluntary recall, since the hull’s integrity can be at issue you’ll want to take care of this one fast. Here’s exactly what you need to do, if you own this kayak or know someone who does pay close attention.
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What You Need To Know
Pelican, together with the US Coast Guard, has issued a voluntary recall of certain kayaks that may have compromised rudder assemblies, that in turn lead to leaks in the hull and therefore buoyancy.
Action: Stop using the kayak immediately! Then, check out the information below for instructions. You can get a free repair kit from Pelican, and it appears to be a relatively straightforward fix.
Style and Model Numbers At Risk: The Catch 130HD. If you have one of these Pelican kayaks with the Hull ID number (HIN) that has 12 numbers, starts with the letters ZEP, and also finishes with the series K819, L819, A919, B919, C919, or D919, then pay close attention to this recall.
Safety Hazard: This recall addresses kayaks that may have a potential hull leaks, which may compromise the craft’s buoyancy. The issue may stem from weakness in the rudder assembly materials, more specifically, rivets may weaken or fail and then in turn cause leaks in the hull. This in turn can decrease buoyancy and therefore potentially your safety.
For More Information
Website information: visit www.pelicansport.com/recall, and follow their instructions explicitly. You’ll also find an online video for how to do the repair.
Consumer Contact: Contact Pelican via toll-free at 1-888-669-6960, extension 24 or send an email to email@example.com.
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