You may use this online form to report a possible safety defect for a boat or related equipment that is less than 10 years old.
CONSUMER SAFETY DEFECT FORM
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Owner Information
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
Important: Enter an address that can be used to obtain additional information.
   
   
   
   
Boat Information
   
   
 
 
 
 
Hull Identification Number: Twelve character manufacturer serial number on outboard starboard side of transom; also shown on the State registration certificate.
Length  
 
 
 
 
Is defect being reported associated with the engine?  
 
 
 
Fuel:  
 
Applicable Accident/Incident Information
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description of the Possible Safety Defect
Please mail copies of any correspondence, repair orders, invoices, marine surveys, photos or sketches that you feel could substantiate the existence of a safety defect. If the possible safety defect is in a component installed or modified by someone other than the boat manufacturer, please so indicate and give details. Mailing address:

Commandant (CG-54223)
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
2100 Second St. SW Stop 7581
Washington, DC 20593-7581
   
Provide additional information that may be helpful to the Coast Guard in deciding whether or not this is a safety related defect:
 

An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number.  The Coast Guard estimates that the average burden for this report form is 24 minutes.  You may submit any comments concerning the accuracy of this burden estimate or any suggestions for reducing the burden to:  Commandant (CG-54223), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second St., SW, Stop 7581, Washington, DC  20593-7581; or, Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project (1625-0071), Washington, DC  20503

RESOURCES

Media and Marketing Materials

Members of the press, boating safety specialists and advocates, and the general public are invited to utilize any and all of the media and marketing materials in this section.

 

Photo Library

The U.S. Coast Guard has provided the Image Library as a resource tool for boating safety specialists, advocates and the general public.

 

Video Library

The U.S. Coast Guard has provided the Video Library as a resource tool for boating safety specialists, advocates and the general public.

QUICK LINKS

 

 


 
 
 
 
 
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