TLDR: Its going to depend on how it is used, but a maximum of ten years.
Periodic Deployment/Service Life
BCA recommends deploying your Float airbag at least once per year, both to make sure the system is
operating correctly and to be sure the user knows how to operate the equipment efficiently. Put it on,
pull the trigger, repack the airbag and refill the cylinder before the season starts. Your Float airbag is
designed to undergo a minimum of 20 deployments and is warranted for three years. With occasional
use and proper care, the system can be expected to last for 5 years. Under frequent use and with proper
care the system may need to be retired before 5 years. The maximum shelf life is 10 years from the
date of manufacture. Factors that may reduce the lifespan of the product are: abrasion, wear, prolonged
exposure to sunlight, prolonged exposure to moisture, or harsh environments. The manufacturing date
can be found underneath the cylinder sleeve in the main compartment.
The VOLTAIR™ Avalanche Airbag has a maximum lifespan of
10 years, regardless of use. The frequency of use, care and
maintenance routine, and storage of the VOLTAIR™ will impact
the actual lifespan and warranty coverage. To achieve maximum
longevity and performance, follow the care and storage
instructions found in the instruction manual. VOLTAIR™ batteries
should function as expected for at least 3 years with normal usage
The JetForce System is certified for 50 full deployments.
With normal use and proper care the typical lifespan of a
JetForce Backpack is five years. The actual lifespan can
be longer or shorter depending on how frequently you use
it and on the conditions of its use. The maximum lifespan
of a JetForce Backpack is up to 10 years from the date of
manufacture, even if unused and properly stored.
Factors that will reduce the lifespan of a JetForce
Backpack: Falls, abrasion, wear, prolonged exposure to
sunlight, salt water/air, corrosive chemicals, harsh environments
or misuse of the battery.
The typical estimated lifespan of your replaceable LithiumIon
battery is three to five years. All Lithium-Ion batteries
deteriorate with age.