Sun Path, Inc has released the following Service Bulletin – SBPB007. Affected are containers equipped with a soft handle reserve ripcords manufactured prior to January 1st, 2006.
Compliance is mandatory and service must be performed prior to next jump.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE;
Sun Path Issues Service Bulletin SPSB007
Raeford NC September 26th 2012:
Sun Path Products Inc. has issued a service bulletin that relates to soft handle reserve ripcords manufactured prior to 1st January 2006. The engineering department has been made aware of some instances of premature reserve activation with the use of the older style soft handles with plastic inserts.
This service bulletin requires a mandatory inspection of all ripcords with a soft handle manufactured prior to 1st Jan 2006. Additionally included are the inspection technique, pass or fail standards and follow on procedures for either result. Handles that fail inspection will be re placed at no charge to the jumper. The complete service bulletin can be found at www.sunpath.com
As stated in the service bulletin this inspection is mandatory for all affected harness container systems and must be performed prior to the next jump.