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Self-inflating life jacket or safety vest

Inflatable life jackets, motorcycle vests, riding vests

This entry is for inflatable lifejackets for water safety and inflatable safety vests used in activities like motorcycling and horseback riding. It does NOT include avalanche backpacks, which have a separate entry in the table.

Quantity limits: One self-inflating lifejacket or safety vest fitted with no more than two nonflammable gas cartridges for inflation purposes, plus no more than two spare gas cartridges.

The safety jacket/vest must be packaged to prevent accidental activation.

Airline approval required.

See the regulation: 49 CFR 175.10(a)(11)