We recommended the inflator is checked prior to donning the lifejacket ensuring the CO2 is not pierced and fully screwed in tightly by hand and that the cartridge mechanism has not expired and is fully screwed on tightly by hand. Ensure the inflator is in good condition and not damaged and all indicators are present and correct.
Please also refer to the Lifejacket Instruction Manual and keep to service intervals. We recommend that lifejacket servicing is carried out by an approved Lifejacket Service Station at regular intervals.
See Individual Product Pages for specific re-arming instructions.
Checking the Automatic Cartridge Replace By Date
The UML Automatic Cartridge has a Replace By Date printed on it,
Replace before this date.
I.e. on the cartridge is shown:
REPLACE BY 10 2015 A = Replace By Month/Year (October 2015). Note the Letter printed at the end of the Year is not relevant to the serviceable date.
If your cartridge has 'EXP' printed before the date DO NOT USE and replace immediately.
For light use & storage; replace the cartridge at or before the REPLACE BY date.
Regular leisure use; replace the cartridge every 2 years or by REPLACE BY Date whichever is sooner.
Commercial and heavy usage; replace the cartridge annually. Do not exceed the REPLACE BY date within any 1 year period.
Please also refer to the Lifejacket instruction manual and keep to service intervals.