You will start seeing the new PFD label on PFDs when you are out buying recreational outdoor equipment. The new PFD label is divided into three sections:
- Selection and Warning: This section includes the size of the PFD, performance information, etc.
- Certification and Approval: This section includes the USCG approval number, manufacturer’s information, etc.
- Care and Maintenance: This section includes information relating to the care and maintenance of the PFD. No matter if you are looking at an old label or a new one, here are three things you should focus on:
- User weight
- Chest size
- USCG approval number