Switlik Parachute Company, makers of Switlik life rafts, has issued a safety alert and recall on all of their liferafts. It seems that inflation valves on the rafts might fail to "operate properly and discharge the gas from the CO2 cylinder into the life raft." In other words, your raft may or may not inflate when your boat is sinking out from under you. This is definitely not something to put off so, if you have a Switlik raft, go to www.switlik.com to find the nearest service station for the free valve replacement.
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