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Be Careful! Devices which use gas filled cylinders must be handled with care. Sometimes, manufacturers make important information available to the public about their products. We'll try to bring you any information that we discover. Feel free to make submission too!

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION

LIFE JACKETS & COMPONENTS      or     TIRE INFLATION PRODUCTS

 

Mustang Inflatable PFD Recall - Hammar Inflator
Mustang recalls specific lot numbers of inflatable PFD's - MUST READ

PFD photo Safety first for 'Deadliest Catch' captain
 
Capt. Keith Colburn is the first to point out the dangers of commercial crab fishing on the Bering Sea. But he says it's the dangers of his job that make him so vigilant about safety.

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PFD photo Safety for Life Jackets & Components
Important Safety Bulletin
this bulletin available as an
Adobe Acrobat PDF file - click here.
Bulletin includes:
CO2 Cylinder Content Warning         Green Indicator Pins
Water Sensing Bobbins                    24 Hour Inflation Test

PFD photo US Coast Guard Accepted Inflation Systems
Important Safety Bulletin
This bulletin available as an
Adobe Acrobat PDF file - click here.

Personal Flotation Device Strap Check
Important Safety Bulletin
This bulletin available as an
Adobe Acrobat PDF file - click here.

TSA Permits CO2 Cylinders
From the United States Marine Safety Association
Your International Resource for Marine Safety
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In 2006, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the United States permitted CO2 Cylinders with an inflatable PFD to pass through their security checkpoints, only to reverse that decision roughly 45 days later when the liquids and gels terrorist plot broke open.

Effective August 4, 2007, the TSA again permits the CO2 cylinders with an Inflatable PFD through their security checkpoints. The permission process this time went through the White House and Congress. It is expected that this approval will stay in place much longer due to a much broader approval process. TSA Screeners across the United States have been trained already and are prepared to let these through. Look under "Disabling Chemicals & Other Dangerous Items" fplanesor specifics: http://tinyurl.com/ptxdw

Remember though, it is still each airlines choice whether to allow these on their airplanes and each sets their own policies (roughly 1/2 allow them and 1/2 don't). Check with your airline (and connecting or return flights) or their websites to make sure they allow them before you travel.


U.S. Coast Guard logo Alert - CO2 PFD Inflator Failure
For important information regarding PFD alerts from the the U.S. Coast Guard, please click here.

multiple cylinders Safety for Tire Inflation Products
 

Safety Recalls

The following are links to websites with specific recall information.
www.genuineinnovations.com
www.consumeraffairs.com
www.cpsc.gov

 

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