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Toddler Type III PFD

The following requirements are also part of Maryland law.

  • A child under the age of 4 must wear a PFD that has additional safety precautions as appropriate for an infant, toddler, or young child. These PFDs must:
    • Hold the child securely within the PFD, including a strap that is secured between the child’s legs to fasten together the front and back of the PFD and…
    • Maintain the buoyancy of the child, including an inflatable headrest or high collar, and...
    • Ensure the ready accessibility of the child from the vessel, including a webbed handle.
  • This law does not apply to a vessel that is moored or anchored or to a child who is below deck or in an enclosed cabin.
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