(a)General. Each inflatable PFD must be marked as specified in UL 1180 (incorporated by reference, see § 160.076-11) and this section.
(b) PFD Type. Based on its approval certificate, each PFD must be marked as follows—
(l) “Type I PFD”;
(2) “Type II PFD”;
(3) “Type III PFD”; or
(4) “Type V [insert exact text of description noted on the approval certificate, if any] PFD—[insert text required by paragraph (c) of this section]. This PFD provides in-water performance equivalent to a Type [insert performance type criteria noted on the approval certificate] PFD.”
(c) A Type V, conditionally approved, inflatable PFD must be marked with the approval conditions specified on the approval certificate.
(1) Unless otherwise noted on the approval certificate, each inflatable PFD must be marked with the following:
(i) “NOT APPROVED TO MEET CARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS ON COMMERCIAL VESSELS.”
(ii) The unique model, style, or part number of the inflation mechanism approved for use on the PFD.
[CGD 94-110, 60 FR 32848, June 23, 1995, as amended by CGD 94-110, 61 FR 13947, Mar. 28, 1996; USCG-2011-0076, 77 FR 19943, Apr. 3, 2012]
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