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NEWS From BoatUS

Boat Owners Association of The United States
880 S. Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 22304
Read this press release online at: http://goo.gl/DgHMmP
Press Contact: D. Scott Croft, 703-461-2864, [email protected]
Photo Available at: http://www.BoatUS.com/pressroom/previewImg/hiRes/1150.jpg

Photo Caption: The bladder of the MD315 and MD318 series life jackets affected by the voluntary recall by Mustang are fluorescent green and made in Canada.

Mustang Survival Voluntarily Recalls Two Models of Inflatable Life Jackets

ALEXANDRIA, VA, October 15, 2015 -- Mustang Survival has announced it is voluntarily recalling two selected models of inflatable personal flotation devices (PFDs) manufactured in Canada between September 2014 and September 2015. The recall is being issued for the reinforcement of a portion of the bladder assembly that may tear when the bladder lobes are flexed apart while fully inflated.
While a solution has been developed that corrects any affected products and prevents occurrence of this issue, the repair can only be performed at a Mustang Survival factory. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is urging boaters to check their life jacket inventory and see the easy identification guide at www.mustangsurvival.com/advisories to quickly determine if the life jacket is subject to the recall.

This recall notification is only for certain models as identified with model numbers that begin with either MD315 (sold in Canada) or MD318 (sold in the US). "No other Mustang Survival products are affected as they utilize different bladder assemblies or have been originally produced with the required reinforcement," said Mustang in a statement.

Consumers are urged to return affected PFDs by directly contacting Mustang Survival's Customer Service department at 1-800-526-0532 between 7:30am and 4:30pm PST, Monday through Friday for specific shipping instructions. Boaters should not return product to their retailer as all product inspections and repairs are being handled by Mustang Survival.
Complete details on this recall are available at www.mustangsurvival.com/advisories.
About Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS):
BoatUS is the nation's largest organization of recreational boaters with over a half million members. We are the boat owners' voice on Capitol Hill and fight for their rights. We help ensure a roadside breakdown doesn't end a boating or fishing trip before it begins, and on the water, we bring boaters safely back to the launch ramp or dock when their boat won't, day or night. The BoatUS Insurance Program gives boat owners the specialized coverage and superior service they need, and we help keep boaters safe and our waters clean with assistance from the non-profit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Visit BoatUS.com.

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Very interesting.

I had an inadvertent inflation of my West Marine lifejacket over the weekend. the emergency pull handle caught in a block and it went off. The problem is, only one side inflated, and the other side maybe 80% the pressue of the CO2 could not overcome the Velcro. I was going to take it back, but I may just call corporate on this one.

You guys have any suggestions?
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