Bulletin No.: 08/1991

Date (Y-M-D): 1991-05-08

Subject: Marine Abandonment Immersion Suits Zipper Faults

This Bulletin replaces Bulletin No. 02/1986.

  1. A number of immersion suits fitted with TALON zippers remain in service on Canadian ships.
  2. These suits were mostly manufactured prior to 1984. The TALON zippers can be identified by the word "TALON" embossed on the zipper slide mechanism.
  3. TALON zippers are subject to sudden, unforeseeable failure.
  4. All immersion suits fitted with TALON zippers must be immediately returned to the manufacturer or his accredited agent to have the zipper replaced.

Keywords:                                  Questions concerning this bulletin should be addressed to:

1. Immersion Suit
2. Zipper Fault
Transport Canada
Marine Safety
Tower C, Place de Ville
11th Floor, 330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N8

To add or change your address, contact us at: marinesafety@tc.gc.ca

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