CRACKED SCOTT AV-2000 Facepieces
Just a heads-up to everyone using Scott 2.2 or 4.5 SCBA. There has been several reports of CRACKED AV-2000 facepieces. The cracks appear adjacent to the sealing surface of the regulator. Some of the cracks that I have seen are significant and could compromise the integrity of the facepiece. The cracks are typically very small and require a close examination of the facepiece to identify. We had previously called SCOTT and they suggested that we were possibly using too hot water for cleaning.....I don't think so since they are obviously designed for interior firefighting.
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