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The product label found on each PFD contains important information from the manufacturer. The label includes information about:

  • The PFDs intended uses
  • The size of person it will fit
  • Care instructions
  • How to wear the PFD

Check the label to ensure that the PFD is Coast Guard-approved. Coast Guard approval means that the design and manufacture of the PFD has met specific standards of buoyancy and construction. PFDs that are Coast Guard-approved are marked with a “Type” designation and descriptive name to indicate the performance level that the device is intended to provide.


IMPORTANT! Always adhere to the information on the label. Using a PFD outside of its indicated restrictions and intended use is illegal and can result in penalties, or more significantly, the loss of a life.