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Usage Below Freezing
When the temperature is below freezing, the Inflatable PFD should be worn partially inflated
because a fully discharged cylinder may not quickly or adequately inflate your Inflatable PFD.
If this happens, use the oral inflator to adequately top-up the PFD, after CO
WARNING: CO2 inflation could over-pressurize and damage your Inflatable
PFD if already fully inflated.
Deflating the Inflatable PFD
1. To deflate the Inflatable PFD, reverse the oral-inflation
tube dust cap and insert it into the valve or depress
valve with fingertip. The dust cap will not lock in the
deflate position so it is necessary to hold it in place
2. Gently squeeze the Inflatable PFD until all air or gas
has been expelled. To avoid damage, do not wring or
twist the Inflatable PFD. Put the inflation tube dust
cap back in its stowed position on the oral inflation
tube (Figure 7).
IMPORTANT: Ensure all air has been removed
from the PFD.
3. Examine the single point status indicator (Figure 2).
If the indicator is red, the mechanism has been fired
and the inflator requires service (see Re-arming your
PFD, page 8).
IMPORTANT: The single point status indicator
must be green before proceeding.
4. Your device is ready to be repacked (see Repacking
Your PFD, page 11).
Re-arming Your PFD
NOTE: A valid re-arm kit (MA7214) is required for this procedure.
• This gas cylinder is under pressure, therefore misuse can be dangerous.
• Do not incinerate, expose to sunlight or store above 120°F (50°C).
• Do not throw into open fire or dump at sea.
• Keep away from children.
• Dispose of gas cylinders only when empty.
• Discharge and dispose of corroded or rusty cylinders.
MD3188 Inflatable PFD Manufacturer's Manual