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2014-02-26 23:32:04

The popular lifeguard supply company, Lifeguard Master, has recently released a new line of life jackets. These life jackets are easy to put on and are essential for boats, rough waters, and beginner swimmers. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Many areas require life jackets when on a boat or in the water. Due to some areas having currents being able to pull someone underneath the water, having a life jacket on for the most simple of tasks can be beneficial and end up saving...

2012-08-09 10:20:30

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A portion of personal flotation devices (PFDs) of the 2010 product year 198RT, lot 17192B098 (USCG Approval 160.055/153/0) and potentially 2010 product year 160RT, lot 168032C60 (USCG Approval 160.055/196/0) employ an elongated spring-loaded tab in the snap-hook which makes it difficult to close and properly don the vest. Out of an abundance of caution we are notifying the public to provide guidance on how to remedy the situation. We...

2012-07-10 02:31:42

ORLANDO, Fla., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAST 2012 (Booth 813) -- LifeProof, the award-winning maker of all-protective, everyday cases for smartphones and tablets, today announced the launch of the new LifeProof LifeJacket. Made from high-density foam, the LifeJacket is designed for anyone that uses their iPhone in the water or is looking for increased drop protection. Now swimmers, fishermen, mountain climbers, construction workers, and parents can take their iPhone into extreme...

2011-02-09 08:00:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UL, a world leader in advancing safety, today announced UL International (UK) Ltd. (UL UK) has been appointed as a notified body to the European Personal Protective Equipment Directive (PPE). UL UK is now notified as a testing and certification organization for personal flotation devices (PFD) including life jackets, vests, seat cushions, deck suits and all other flotation devices. The company can now offer CE Marking services for...

2008-10-08 03:00:14

Helicopters will swarm over the ocean as U.S. Coast Guard officers storm Torrance beach today. But don't be alarmed. The Coast Guard is conducting its annual "wet drills," training that allows crews to experience the conditions they might encounter in a survival situation at sea. Crew members will enter the 64-degree water in the dry suits and life vests they routinely fly in, swim 100 yards to a six-man life raft and receive training in survival techniques. Signaling devices,...

2008-08-29 18:00:30

AN OFFICIAL with Air Canada's regional carrier Jazz says the airline is removing life vests from all its planes to save weight and fuel. Jazz spokeswoman Manon Stuart said last night that Transport Canada regulations allow airlines to use floatation devices instead of life vests provided planes remain within 50 miles of shore. Safety cards in the seat pockets of Jazz aircraft tell passengers to use seat cushions as floatation devices. (c) 2008 Daily Post; Liverpool. Provided by...

2008-07-04 06:00:39

By Keith Purtell, Muskogee Phoenix, Okla. Jul. 4--Ed Fite wants everyone to enjoy swimming in the state's water resources, yet be safe, he said. There are several rules that will help people accomplish that, the said, listing hints from wearing life jackets to ear plugs. "If people will adhere to those rules, there will be a lot less accidents and fatalities," Fite, Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission administrator, said. "Unfortunately, people will get out there and do something they...