UL Standard for Safety Components for Personal Flotation Devices
|Publication Date:||12 December 2008|
These requirements cover components intended for use in the manufacturer of personal flotation devices. Compliance with these requirements does not indicate that the product is intended for use as a component of an end product without further investigation. The requirements shall be applied to other components if found to be appropriate.
The components addressed in this Standard are intended for use in personal flotation devices which comply with the requirements of Underwriters Laboratories Inc., and the United States Coast Guard Subparts of Chapter I, Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations. These include:
a) USCG Subparts 160.002, 160.047, 160.048, 160.049, 160.050, 160.052, 160.053, 160.055, 160.060, 160.064, 160.076, 160.077, 160.150, 160.155, and 160.176.
b) The requirements for:
1) Marine Buoyant Devices, UL 1123;
2) Buoyant Cushions, UL 1175;
3) Buoyant Vests, UL 1177;
4) Hybrid Personal Flotation Devices, UL 1517; and
5) Fully Inflatable Recreational Personal Flotation Devices, UL 1180.
These requirements also cover personal flotation device components intended to meet the requirements of the United States Coast Guard Subparts of Chapter I, Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations. These include USCG Subparts 164.019 and 164.023.
The components addressed in this Standard are not prohibited from being used on devices that comply with other regulations and requirements (other than those tabulated in 1.2) when the component meets the intent of the requirements of Underwriters Laboratories Inc. and the United States Coast Guard.