How long can each product be used and what happens if that period is exceeded?
Each X-Pack, LifePack and SeaPack product is engineered for ten (10) consecutive days from 1st use. Each Expedition product is engineered for ninety (90) consecutive days from 1st use. Our products meet EPA standards using the above guideline. When the product is used past the recommended timeframe, there is little to no risk of a structural failure. The primary risk is that bacteria introduced to the clean side of the product through normal use (backwash or airborne) will eventually cause bacterial growth within the clean side of the membrane. In the event of emergency, the health risk from this growth is minimal due to the less threatening nature of these type of bacteria, and certainly much less than the alternative of not using the the products at all.