The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has published the following Marine Safety Alert regarding certain Mustang Survival Inflatable PFDs with Hammar MA1hydrostatic (HIT) inflation systems which may not inflate and require a new re-arm kit to properly inflate by manual or automatic activation. This safety alert identifies which products are affected. Certain inflatable personal flotation devices may be subject to delayed or non-inflations.
Further information can be downloaded from fish.state.pa.us/newsreleases/2012press/uscg_alert_3-12.pdf
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