Minden Press-Herald

Sep 22nd

Unapproved PFDs floating around in the marketplace

2As Louisiana's busy boating season approaches, many boaters are getting their boats in working order including purchasing the required equipment to keep on board.

"Recently there have been more and more non-approved personal flotation devices showing up in the marketplace and now they are being sold at larger retailers where most customers just assume it is an approved version," said Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Lt. Col. Jeff Mayne, the state's Boating Law Administrator. "We want people to be aware during the purchase to look for the U.S. Coast Guard approval number on the label."

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