Initial investigation has revealed the Inflation System’s Firing
Pin retaining clip has been experiencing material degradation on the clips that
secure it to the Firing Wire/Painter Line. In these limited instances, the
weakened clip has failed, allowing the release of the firing pin, which then allows
gas from the CO2 Cylinder into the liferaft, causing the unplanned and
This material degradation
does not prevent the proper and planned inflation and
deployment of your liferaft from occurring, should you need it
While the likelihood of premature inflation is very small, this
issue left uncorrected could result in damage to your liferaft or injury to
persons near it, should it inflate unplanned and prematurely. We are
implementing a corrective action that mandates replacement of the defective
component. To avoid potential damage to equipment, this part replacement should
occur at your earliest practical opportunity.
To facilitate the Firing Pin Replacement Service Bulletin in the
safest and most expeditious manner for you, we will be replacing at no charge
to you, the existing Inflation System Firing Pin on your Liferaft. You will be
responsible for complying with any normal recommended service procedures and
transportation of the Liferaft to and from the service facility.
To determine if your liferaft is affected by this limited recall,
please contact FitzWright Survival Inc. at:
is of the utmost importance to us!
this occurrence and the inconvenience it causes you. Although the probability
that liferaft would prematurely inflate is small, we are addressing this issue
by erring on the side of safety.
We thank you
for your patience while we work hard to protect lives and the environment,