Originally Posted by borat
Hi Guys, I visted Seago`s factory today in Hailsham for them to test my 3 lifejackets.
They are testing them by inflating the jacket manually through the top up tube and leaving them for 24hrs, if they remain inflated with no loss of pressure, they are then returned to you. So therefore to save on grief /reclaiming postal costs. do it yourself as advised by seago today.
Hope this helps you all.
I tested mine last week, as advised originally be Seago. 3 went down out of 8, and were losing air noticeably after a couple of hours.
When I called the hotline today to discuss sending back 3, I just got a message telling be to send jackets back, they would be tested, then returned or replaced.
So, I called the office number, and spoke to a gentleman who claimed to be the MD, and told me to send back all 8 for checking by them, so they are going in the post now, better safe than sorry.
I also sugggested in the letter, that if returning to them is really necessary, and given they have been giving out the test yourselves advice, they might like to comment on here. The Recall notice mentions "Lifejackets may have a defect which could result in serious injury". Maybe this is just lawyer language, or maybe it's best to send the jackets back for "proper" testing.