MSA has received reports of damage to the inlet and speaking diaphragm housing (component housing) on Ultra Elite Facepieces. The damage is not visible without some disassembly and the leakage that the damage can cause may not be detected when conducting a facepiece fit check. New York State OFPC evaluation indicates that this condition applies to a limited number of facepieces. MSA recommends that users perform a one-time inspection of affected facepieces as described in the attached procedure to determine if the component housing needs to be replaced.
This one-time inspection applies only to Ultra Elite Facepieces manufactured from July through December 2003. Please contact your MSA Dealer for specific details!