Reiner, Slaughter &
Frankel came together with volunteers to give away over one thousand life jackets to local children.
It’s our way of giving back, and if we can save some children’s lives, this would be fantastic.Russ Reiner
On June 20th, 2018 Reiner, Slaughter and Frankel gave away over 1,000 life jackets o local children. The firm has had to represent the families of drowning victims in the past and wanted to do something that would keep it from happening in the future.
The USCG Auxilary and local authorities were present to help ensure proper fitting of the jackets and to show support for the event.
What Types of Jackets Did Reiner, Slaughter Give Away?
These life jackets were USCG approved, type III and type II floatation aids. They are constructed of durable, lightweight polyethylene foam for excellent buoyancy and a secure fit that won’t hinder your child’s movement. You can adjust the bright straps for a more personalized fit and to help keep your child’s life jacket in place. The back headrest turns your child face up in the water to prevent drowning. Finally, a non-restrictive, deep neckline and large armholes allow for more range of motion while the leg strap securely keeps the jacket from riding up in their face. Key Features:
- Bright straps for increased visibility
- Lightweight, durable foam for a secure fit
- Large armholes for an unlimited range of motion
- Adjustable belts to keep the vest in place
- Headrest turns child face up in the water
- Leg strap (some models) offers a secure fit while keeping life jacket out of your child’s face
Runabout Life Jacket, Infant, 0 to 50lbs.
Runabout Life Jacket, Child 30-50lb.
Runabout Life Jacket, Youth 50-90lb.
Cruiser Life Jacket, Youth 50-90lb., Chest Size 25"-29"
Cruiser Life Jacket, 2XL-3XL, 32" to 40" Chest
Runabout Life Jacket, 30" to 52" Chest.
Life Jackets and the Law
Under California law, every child under 13 years of age on a moving recreational vessel of any length must wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket in serviceable condition and of a type and size appropriate for the conditions and the activity. The law does not apply to children under 13 years of age who are:
on a sailboat and are constrained by a harness tethered to the sailboat
in an enclosed cabin
on a vessel engaged in an emergency rescue situation
For more information on lifejacket law, visit the Life Jacket page on CA.gov.
Or Visit Boatcalifornia.com for information on life jackets and waterways.
To ensure proper education and fitment Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel have invited the US Coast Guard Auxiliary to the event. They will be instructing both Parents and children on how to use their free life vests.