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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
New life jacket/PFD label with user weight, chest size, and USCG approved called out
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