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How to Read a Life Jacket Label

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FLOTATION AID - TYPE III PFD
KAYAKSPORT
KAYAKING AND SAILING VEST
ABC LIFEJACKET, INC.
1245 BOATING LANE
WASHINGTON, DC 2000

MODEL SQXX
MADE IN U.S.A.

blue.gif (38 bytes)This device is not to be fastened to the boat.

Polyvinyl chloride foam buoyancy material provides a minimum buoyant force of 15 lbs. 8 ozs. At time of manufacture, there is a potential for buoyancy loss depending on how this device is used and cared for. The in-water performance of this device should be tested at the beginning of each season to determine that it provides adequate personal flotation.

WARNING: Objects placed in pockets may impair the flotation of this device. In an emergency, empty the pockets.

CAUTION:Fabric fading can indicate loss of strength. Store this life jacket in a dry, cool, dark place. A weathered life jacket could tear easily, resulting in loss of flotation material. If faded, check strength or discontinue use.

ADULT

FOR PERSONS WEIGHING MORE
THAN 90 POUNDS

CHEST SIZE
43" - 45"

LARGE

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Approved for use on all recreational boats and onml.gif (324 bytes)
uninspected commercial vessels less than 40 ft.
in length not carrying passengers for hire, by
persons weighing more than 90 lbs.
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U.S. COAST GUARD APPROVAL NO. 160.064/2820/0
INSPECTED AND TESTED IN ACCORDANCE
WITH U.S. COAST GUARD REGULATIONS

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Not intended for use in high speed water sports.
Strength tested at 50 mph, not tested for
personal protection from impact.
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SPECIAL USE DEVICE
ISSUE NO. B-8009

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