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09
April
2024

We have been made aware from Paddle UK that there have been multiple buoyancy aids and life jacket recalls. These were sold on the marketplaces AliExpress and and Wish. The products listed below do not meet the requirements of the PPE Regulation 2016/425. Camouflage Adult Buoyancy Vest Product ID: 32831992895 (AliExpress)Hazard Information: The product was […]

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05
April
2024

Adrian Harkin has been the owner of Inish Adventures formerly known as Just Kayak based out of Moville in Co. Donegal and has been an integral part of the paddle sports community in the northwest of the country for the past 20 years. As well as introducing many current paddlers both young and old to […]

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25
March
2024

The Irish Independent have published an article about Adrian Harkin, his diagnosis with MND and his Summit 2 Sea for MND fundraising. To view the article, click here.

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21
March
2024

Sport Northern Ireland have commissioned a team from the Centre for Health, Activity and Wellbeing Research (CAWR) at Cardiff Metropolitan University to run a project to better understand the motivations of current outdoor sport participants and the demographics of individuals participating in these sports in an aim to support the development of outdoor sport clubs. […]

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04
March
2024

CANI has been made aware of another product recall. This life jacket was being sold on the Amazon marketplace and presented a serious risk of drowning. The product being recalled is a black vest-style personal flotation device with a centre zipper.

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21
February
2024

Adrian’s Legacy: Summit 2 Sea for MND Campaign Announced to Support Research and Raise Awareness for Motor Neurone Disease Adrian Harkin is a resilient individual on a journey shaped by the challenges of Motor Neurone Disease (MND), he has announced the launch of his next Adventure/Challenge. The “Summit 2 Sea for MND” campaign. This initiative […]

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20
February
2024

CANI has been alerted to another product recall. This is an adjustable adult and children’s life jacket with a whistle which has presented a high risk of drowning due to not meeting the required level of buoyancy when tested. This was available to purchase on Wish. See below for more information.

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07
February
2024

We have been made aware of a product recall for adult and children’s buoyancy aids which present a high risk of drowning. These were Sailtrek buoyancy aids which were listed on Ebay.

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25
January
2024

CANI has been made aware that over the past couple of days, the Office for Product Standards and Safety have made product recalls for 25 life jackets sold via online marketplaces (Amazon and Wish) which likely would have been purchased by new/novice paddlers. See below to view the recalled items.

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04
January
2024

Thanks to canoeing, Jonny Young can walk again. Sport changes lives and none more so than Young’s, who in the decade since a spinal cord injury has gone from being a full-time wheelchair user to ambulant. Now he’s targeting Paris 2024 as the ‘cherry on the top’ of a truly remarkable recovery, propelled by the […]