46 CFR 160.064-4 - Marking.

§ 160.064-4 Marking.
(a) Each water safety buoyant device must have the following information clearly marked in waterproof lettering:
(1) For devices to be worn:
(Type II or Type III) Personal Flotation Device.
Inspected and tested in accordance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations.
(Name of buoyant material) buoyant material provides a minimum buoyant force of (151/2 lb., 11 lb., or 7 lb.).
(Special purpose intended.).
Approved for use on recreational boats and on uninspected commercial vessels less than 40 feet in length not carrying passengers for hire by persons weighing (more than 90 lb., 50 to 90 lb., 30 to 50 lb., or less than 30 lb.).
U.S. Coast Guard Approval No. 160.064/(assigned manufacturer's No.)/(Revision No.); (Model No.).
(Name and address of manufacturer or distributor).
(Lot No.).
(2) For devices to be thrown:
Type IV Personal Flotation Device.
Inspected and tested in accordance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations.
(Name of buoyant material) buoyant material provides a minimum buoyant force of (161/2 lb., 18 lb., or 20 lb.).
(Special purpose intended).
Approved for use on recreational boats only as a throwable device.
U.S. Coast Guard Approval No. 160.064/(assigned manufacturer's No.)/(Revision No.); (Model No.).
(Name and address of manufacturer or distributor).
(Lot No.).
(b) Durability of marking. Marking shall be of a type which will be durable and legible for the expected life of the device.
[CGFR 64-30, 29 FR 7388, June 6, 1964, as amended by CGD 72-163R, 38 FR 8122, Mar. 28, 1973; CGD 73-246R, 39 FR 36967, Oct. 16, 1974; CGD 75-008, 43 FR 9772, Mar. 9, 1978; CGD 92-045, 58 FR 41609, Aug. 4, 1993; CGD 95-028, 62 FR 51215, Sept. 30, 1997; USCG-1998-4442, 63 FR 52191, Sept. 30, 1998]
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§ 160.064-4 Marking.

(a) Labels. Each water safety buoyant device must be marked in accordance with the recognized laboratory's listing and labeling requirements in accordance with § 160.064-3(a). At a minimum, all labels must include -

(1) Size information, as appropriate;

(2) The Coast Guard approval number;

(3) Manufacturer's contact information;

(4) Model name/number;

(5) Lot number, manufacturer date; and

(6) Any limitations or restrictions on approval or special instructions for use.

(b) Durability of marking. Marking must be of a type which will be durable and legible for the expected life of the device.

[USCG-2013-0263, 79 FR 56499, Oct. 22, 2014]

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