Important safety notice - recall for corrective action

BFA marine, a brand of Zodiac International, has identified some overpressure valve failures on liferafts in use, which may lead to a complete deflation of the compartment when broken.

The models affected are: ATLANTIC, PACIFIC, BALTIC, XM/BFA OFFSHORE and the failure is due to what the company describes as a ‘mis-assembly’.

In the event both overpressure valves of the two independent compartments happen to break, the life raft would no longer be functional.

As a preventive measure, BFA marine urges its owners to bring back without delay their liferaft to the nearest BFA-approved service station, in order to check and potentially replace those overpressure valves.

The scope of the corrective action includes all BFA liferafts manufactured from 1997 until April 2007. (Serial n° from 10 001 to 50 180 until year 2002 and all serial numbers starting by prefix XDC after year 2002)

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