(a) Each component material used in the manufacturer of an inflatable PFD must—
(1) Meet the applicable requirements of subpart of this chapter, UL 1191, UL 1180, and this section; and
(2) Be of good quality and suitable for the purpose intended.
(b) The average permeability of inflation chamber material, determined in accordance with the procedures specified in § 160.076-25(d)(2)(iii) must not be more than 110% of the permeability of the materials determined in approval testing required by § 160.076-25(d)(2)(iii).
(c) The average grab breaking strength and tear strength of the inflation chamber material, determined in accordance with the procedures specified in §§ 160.076-25(d)(2)(i) and 160.076-25(d)(2)(ii), must be at least 90% of the grab breaking strength and tear strength determined from testing required by §§ 160.076-25(d)(2)(i) and 160.076-25(d)(2)(ii). No individual sample result for breaking strength or tear strength may be more than 20% below the results obtained in approval testing.
(d) Each manual, automatic, or manual-auto inflation mechanism must be marked in accordance with § 160.076-39(e).
[CGD 94-110, 60 FR 32848, June 23, 1995, as amended by CGD 94-110, 61 FR 13946, Mar. 28, 1996]
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