This is how to tell if the Ego is one of the ones with the defect.
27th November 2007 - Official Planet Eclipse Press Release.
This press release applies to all Ego8 that were manufactured prior to 9th November 2007.
As a result of our continuous testing, we have recently discovered an Ego8 Inline Regulator Swivel Collar that displayed a defect that resulted in a leak that could only be stopped by replacing the swivel collar component.
Upon examining the faulty component, and with subsequent investigation, we have determined that there is a potential fault in a batch of material used to manufacture a number of Ego 8 Inline Regulator Swivel Collars. As such these components will need to be replaced as soon as possible.
Swivel Collars with a potential fault are easily identifiable by the "ECLIPSE" engraving on the component, in particular the spacing between the "C" and the "L" (see bottom image) and the spacing between the "S" and the final "E" (see top image).
- If the letters touch then the component is acceptable and does not need replacement.
- If there is a noticeable gap between the letters, as highlighted in the two attached pictures, then the component will need to be replaced as soon as possible to ensure the highest possible performance of your Ego8 marker.
Please refer to the attached images to determine if your Ego 8 Inline Regulator Swivel Collar is potentially faulty and if so please obtain a replacement