1/18/2018: Coast Guard to provide update on implementation of new lifejacket standards

Coast Guard representatives will participate in a WebEx teleconference hosted by the Lifejacket Association (LJA) Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 to provide an update on the status of the U.S. and Canadian implementation of:

• ANSI/CAN/UL 12402-5:2015 – Personal Flotation Devices – Part 5: Buoyancy Aids (Level 50 & Level 70) – Safety Requirements
• ANSI/CAN/UL 12402-9:2015 Personal Flotation Devices – Part 9: Test Methods

Interested stakeholders are invited to participate. Agenda and presentation materials (if applicable) will be circulated prior to the meeting. The meeting details are as follows:

Date: January 24, 2018
Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT
Webex: Connection and dial in instructions will be provided to confirmed registrants. To register, please use the following link:


Password: LJA

When registering, please provide your preferred email address since that will be used to send the Webex connection instructions prior to the meeting. If you have any questions, or are seeking additional information prior to the meeting, please contact Jason Leggatt with the Lifejacket Association at jleggatt@mustangsurvival.com, or by phone at 604-244-6789.

For full details, view the original Webex invitation.

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.



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