PRODUCT ASSURANCE BRANCH

The Recreational Boating Product Assurance Branch is part of the U.S. Coast Guard's Boating Safety Division, and is responsible for developing and enforcing Federal safety standards, investigating consumer complaints, interpreting Federal standards, and much more.

More specifically, this includes, but is not limited to:

  • Inspecting and testing recreational boats for compliance.
  • Investigating consumer complaints involving alleged safety defects and non-compliance with Federal standards.
  • Issuing recalls of recreational boats and associated equipment.
  • Encouraging development of voluntary safety standards for recreational boats by international and national standards organizations.
  • Interpreting Federal standards.
  • Handling requests for exemptions to Federal standards.
  • Assigning Manufacturer Identification Codes (MICs) to boat manufacturers.
  • Publishing the Boating Safety Circular newsletter.
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.

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