Monday, February 25, 2008

VIKING RescYou™ Liferafts Recall

This recall notice posted on Boating Safety Division alerts on The U.S. Coast Guard's Boating Safety Division, Viking does not give proper direct link to the recall information. It is also very hard to find the VIKING RescYou™ liferafts recall page once you are on the site. The following link will take you directly to the recall information Page:

VIKING RescYou™ liferafts Recall


- Notice applies to VIKING RescYou™ liferafts

This recall covers certain serial numbers of the yachting and fishing liferafts VIKING RescYou™ (UKL) and RescYou™ Pro (UKSL), sizes 4, 6 and 8 persons in either container or valise.

Click here to see examples of these liferafts. RescYou.pdf (PDF Contained only the picture shown above.)

The supplier of pressure relief valves, Thanner & Co A/S, has informed VIKING that potential problems in relation to their product Thanner type OTS 65 may cause the valve to break and prevent the liferaft from inflating properly. In the unlikely event that both valves are affected, the liferaft will sink. As a precautionary measure VIKING LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT A/S recommends that all Thanner valves of type OTS 65 used in RescYou™ liferafts be inspected and if necessary replaced.

Please check your type of liferaft and serial number on to see if your RescYou™ liferaft is at risk. The type and serial number can be found on the Certificate of Compliance that you received along with your liferaft. The type and serial number can also be seen on the registration label on the bottom of the liferaft container or if packed in a valise at the end of the valise.

Click here to see the registration label UKL/UKSL: RescYou2.pdf

If your RescYou™ liferaft is found to be at risk and thus affected by this recall, please contact a VIKING approved servicing station for a valve inspection. A full list and contact details of applicable servicing stations are available on Any necessary valve replacement will of course be free of charge for you.

For further information please visit or contact VIKING toll free at (877) 848-1057.

We thank you for your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Remain assured that your safety is our priority throughout the lifetime of your liferaft.


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