Models concerned: ATLANTIC, PACIFIC, BALTIC, XM/BFA OFFSHORE
BFA Marine, a brand of Zodiac International company, has identified some overpressure valve failures, due to mis-assembly, on its liferafts which may lead to a complete deflation of the compartment when broken.
Models concerned: ATLANTIC, PACIFIC, BALTIC, XM/BFA OFFSHORE.
In the event that both overpressure valves of the two independent compartments would break, the liferaft will not be functional anymore and be useless.
As a preventive measure, BFA marine urges its owners to bring back without delay their liferaft to the nearest BFA approved service station, in order to check and potentially replace those overpressure valves.
The scope of the corrective action includes all BFA liferafts manufactured from 1997 until April 2007. (Serial n° from 10 001 to 50 180 until year 2002 and all serial numbers starting by prefix XDC after year 2002.)