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2016 Bulletins

5 of 2014 (UPDATED March 23, 2016)
Subject:
Unauthorized “Painting” (resurfacing) Helmet Shells & KMB 18 Frames Serial Number Tampering
Products Affected:
All fiberglass helmets / KMB 18 BandMasks.
1 of 2016
Subject:
Change to configurations offered & Rebreather Description. “800 series” M-48 SuperMasks® & MOD-1 Full Face Masks now “805 series.”
Products Affected:
800-048 M-48 SuperMask®, with POD, No Regulator 800-050 M-48 SuperMask®, with POD & Regulator 800-150 M-48 MOD-1, with POD, No Regulator 800-151 M-48 MOD-1, with POD & Regulator
2 of 2016
Subject:
KMACS 5 Communicator Manufacturer Change to OTS
Products Affected:
400-046 Kirby Morgan Air Control System 5 (KMACS 5) 415-107 Communicator 425-099 Comm Conversion Kit for “No Comm” KMACS 5 415-030 Battery Charger *New P/N. See below
3 of 2016
Subject:
The 455 Stainless Steel, Balanced Regulator is Now Available as an Option from the Factory for the following Helmets & Band Masks
Products Affected:
500-050 & 051 KM 37 Helmets 500-040 & 041 SuperLite® 27® Helmets 500-600 & 599 SuperLite® 17C Helmets 500-028 & 029 KMB 28 Bandmasks® 500-025 & 026 KMB 18 Bandmasks®
4 of 2016
Subject:
Standardization of Microphones & Earphones
Products Affected:
500-010/011 SuperLite® 17A/B Helmet, 500-599/600 SuperLite® 17C Helmet, 500-025/026/028/029 Band Mask® 18/28.
5 of 2016
Subject:
P/N 525-757 Parts Upgrade Kit for 450 Regulator
Products Affected:
KM 57 Helmets 500-080/081, 505-560 SuperFlow® 450 Regulator, 525-763 & 525-766 Conversion Kits
6 of 2016
Subject:
560-540 Stainless Steel Side Block Body / Low Pressure Ports
Products Affected:
560-540 Stainless Steel Side Block Body, 505-732 Stainless Steel Side Block Assembly, KM 77 Helmets 500-090/-091, KM 37SS Helmet 500-100/-101, KM 97 Helmets 500-700/-701.
7 of 2016
Subject:
O-ring Kits & Overseas Spares Kits Are Now Obsolete O-rings From O-ring Kits Now In Soft Goods Kits Shipping Immediately
Products Affected:
525-019 O-ring Kit, SL 27, 37, 57, 17K, 525-301 O-ring Kit, SL 17B, 525-303 O-ring Kit, 18/28, 525-304 O-ring Kit, KM 97, 525-305 O-ring Kit, SL 17C, 525-306 O-ring Kit, KM 47, 525-307 O-ring Kit, KM 77, 525-308 O-ring Kit, 37SS
8 of 2016
Subject:
P/N 525-211 Sealed Pull Pin Overhaul Kit Now for Two Pins
Products Affected:
P/N 525-211 Sealed Pull Pin Overhaul Kit
9 of 2016
Subject:
Twenty Five Years is the Recommended Service Life for Fiberglass Shells, Frames & Yokes
10 of 2016
Subject:
KM 57 Helmets P/N 500-080 and 500-081 Discontinued
Products Affected:
Kirby Morgan 57 Helmets, P/N 500-080 & 500-081
11 of 2016
Subject:
Soft Goods Overhaul Kits for Units with 455 Regulators
Products Affected:
KMB 18 and KMB 28 Band Masks with 455 regulators, SuperLite® 27 Helmet with 455 regulator, SuperLite® 17K Helmet with 455 regulator, SuperLite® 17C Helmet with 455 regulator, Kirby Morgan® 37 Helmet with 455 regulator, Kirby Morgan® 57 Helmet with 455 regulator
12 of 2016
Subject:
Update: Cleaning & Protection Products for “Rust & Rust Spots” on Stainless Steel Helmet Shells
Products Affected:
Kirby Morgan® 77 Helmet, Kirby Morgan® 37SS Helmet, Kirby Morgan® 97 Helmet
13 of 2016
Subject:
P/N 320-015 Black EXO-26 Frame Discontinued
Products Affected:
300-026, 300-027, 300-028 EXO Mask, Original Model. (Discontinued 2003), 300-040, 300-041, 300-042 EXO Mask, Standard Model. (Discontinued 2001), 320-015 Black EXO-26 Frame
14 of 2016
Subject:
The Stability of Whisker Clamps
Products Affected:
All Kirby Morgan Helmets and BandMasks® with Tri or Quad Valve Exhaust Systems, excluding the KM 47 fiberglass helmet and the KM 77 stainless steel helmet.

2015 Bulletins

1 of 2015
Subject:
510-522 Head Cushion (for 510-521 17B Head Cushion) bag material changed
Products Affected:
510-522 Head Cushion Bags on 510-521 SL17A/B Head Cushions for inside SuperLite® 17A/B Helmets.
2 of 2015
Subject:
An Overview of Kirby Morgan SCUBA Regulators Alone, or in SCUBA “Setups”, Paired with the First Stage Regulator.
3 of 2015
Subject:
The 525-765 455 Balanced Regulator Conversion Kit
4 of 2015
Subject:
525-769 Conversion Kit, 455 Regulator for KM 77 525-116 Front Standoff Kit 525-395 Conversion Kit, Rex Regulator for 37SS
5 of 2015
Subject:
550-232 Sleeves for the sealed pull pins now marked with groove, effective immediately
Products Affected:
550-232 Pull Pin Sleeve (sold in the 525-112 Sleeve Kits only. Two per kit). 525-112 Pull Pin Sleeve Kit
6 of 2015
Subject:
This bulletin is to serve as a reminder of an important difference in installation procedure between the port retainer screws for the fiberglass helmets verses those of the stainless steel helmets.
7 of 2015
Subject:
Effective immediately, 530-145 Locknuts no longer included with Kirby Morgan Band Mask® Hoods. 510-712 replaces 525-740.
Products Affected:
Standard (foam face seal) Hood Assemblies w/Locknuts: 525-740. Molded Face Seal Hood Assemblies P/Ns 525-730, 525-731, 525-732, 525-733, 525-734, 525-735, 525- 736, 525-737. Mask Spares Kit 18/28, 525-327. Overseas Spares Kit 18/28, 525-319.
8 of 2015
Subject:
USE OF AFTER MARKET OR NON-GENUINE KIRBY MORGAN® PARTS
9 of 2015
Subject:
350-032 Main Tube is Replaced by 350-143 Main Tube
Products Affected:
350-032 Main tube, BR 505-278 REX® Regulator Assembly 305-040 Balanced Regulator Assembly, EXO-BR®.
10 of 2015
Subject:
Helmet & Band Mask® Regulators Now Packaged & Sold as “Kits”
Products Affected:
305-040 EXO BR Regulator 505-027 SuperFlow® “B” Regulator Assembly, 505-026 “A” Regulator Assembly, 505-069 350 (1" tube). 505-278 REX Regulator Assembly.
11 of 2015
Subject:
The 455 Regulator Will Be Available As An Option October 2015 From The Factory, For The SuperLite® 27® Helmet.
Products Affected:
500-040 & 500-041 SL 27® Helmets.
12 of 2015
Subject:
Misuse/Abuse of Technician Training Certificates
Products Affected:
All Kirby Morgan® Products
13 of 2015
Subject:
M-48 MOD-1 Full Face Mask: New Mask Skirt, P/N 810-017
Products Affected:
M-48 Mod-1 Mask, with or without POD (P/Ns 800-150, 800-151, 805-175)
14 of 2015
Subject:
P/N 510-754 Head Cushions Change from Zippers to VELCRO® Brand Closures
Products Affected:
510-722 Head Cushion Bag, for Head Cushion 510-754, used in all helmets except the SL 17A/B.
1 of 2015
Subject:
Notice of False Training Certificates
Products Affected:
All Kirby Morgan® Products

2014 Bulletins

2 of 2014
Subject:
Balanced 2nd Stage SCUBA Regulator
Products Affected:
800-151 M48 MOD 1 Mask with Regulator 800-050 M48 SuperMask® with Regulator
3 of 2014
Subject:
Maintenance Manuals in New Modular Format on USB Flash Drive
Products Affected:
All Kirby Morgan Helmets & BandMasks®
4 of 2014
Subject:
Cleaning And Brightening Stainless Steel Shells
Products Affected:
Stainless Steel Helmet Shells (P/N 560-517) and Pods (P/Ns 560-556, -516).
5 of 2014 (UPDATED March 23, 2016)
Subject:
Unauthorized “Painting” (resurfacing) Helmet Shells & KMB 18 Frames Serial Number Tampering
Products Affected:
All fiberglass helmets / KMB 18 BandMasks.
7 of 2014
Subject:
510-690 Oral Nasal Mask replaces 510-747 Oral Nasal Mask, SuperLite® 27® Helmet only
Products Affected:
SuperLite® 27® Helmet P/Ns 500-040, 500-041. 525-333 SL 27® Helmet Spares Kit, 525-341 SL 27® Overseas Spares Kit.
6 of 2014
Subject:
M48 Full Face Masks without Pods now Ship with Straps & Strap Keepers
Products Affected:
Masks affected: 805-010C (clear sides) M48 SuperMask, Mask Only(No Pod). 805-010 (black sides) M48 SuperMask, Mask Only(No Pod). 805-175 M48 MOD 1 Mask, Mask Only, (No Pod).
8 of 2014
Subject:
New Kits, Part Numbers 225-120, 525-304, 525-328, 525-364, 525-370, 525-630 and 525-767
9 of 2014
Subject:
Regarding Second Stages Used with M-48 SuperMask® (P/N 800-048) and M-48 MOD 1 (P/N 800-150)
10 of 2014
Subject:
560-517 Stainless Steel Shells now with “Auxiliary Port”
Products Affected:
KM 77 Helmets, KM 37SS Helmets, KM 97 Helmets: part numbers 500-090, 500-091, 500-100, 500-101, 500-700, 500-701
11 of 2014
Subject:
SL 17A/B Head Cushion, P/N 510-521. Material Improved. 525-745 Head Cushion Foam Spacer now ships with SL 17B Helmets
Products Affected:
500-010, 500-011 SuperLite® 17B Helmets, 500-117 MK 21 Helmet. 510-521 SL 17A/B Head Cushions, 510-522 Head Cushion Bag Only, 525-317 SL 17A/B Helmet Spares Kit, 525-325 SL 17A/B Overseas Spares Kit, 525-345 MK-21 Helmet Spares Kit.
12 of 2014
Subject:
540-039 Front Stand Offs (×2 per helmet) added to Kirby Morgan Helmets
Products Affected:
All Kirby Morgan Helmets except the SuperLite 17B. 560-074 Bottom Ring, 560-517 Stainless Steel Helmet Shell, All shells with Bottom Ring Assemblies: 505-105, 505-106, 505-107, 505-108, 505-162.
13 of 2014
Subject:
Air Train Stand Off Material & Part Number Change. 545-066 Stand Off Replaces 545-065 Metal Stand Off. 545-065 is NOW OBSOLETE
Products Affected:
KMB 28 Band Mask® Air Train Stand Offs only. Mask P/Ns 500-028 KMB 28 Band Mask® w/Posts, 500-029 KMB 28 Band Mask® w/MWP.
14 of 2014
Subject:
Hard Copy Manuals No Longer Available. USB Flash Drive Manuals now ship with, and are available on our website for All Product Manuals (Modular Format).
Products Affected:
KMACS-5 and EXO® BR.

2013 Bulletins

2 of 2013
Subject:
Re. 505-110 Sealed Pull Pins- standard on all Kirby Morgan helmets except the SL 17B & MK 21
Products Affected:
Kirby Morgan helmets except the SL 17B & MK 21.
3 of 2013
Subject:
Service Life Recommendation for Fiberglass Shells and Frames/ MK 21 Shell Conversion
Products Affected:
Primarily older SL 17A/B Helmet Shells (P/N 520-065) and older KMB 18 BandMask® frames (P/N 520-055). Not accepting requests for MK 21 conversions to SL 17s.
4 of 2013
Subject:
Chin Strap Assembly, 505-111 Lengthened
Products Affected:
Helmets affected: SuperLite® 17B, 17C, 27®, KM 37, KM37NS, KM 47, KM 57, KM 77, KM 37SS. Parts affected: 505-111 Chin Strap Assembly (not sold separately*). *Sold as: 505-748 Chin Strap Assembly with snaps, SS (order for stainless steel helmets). 525-716 Chin Strap Assembly Kit (order for fiberglass helmets). All the following Neck Ring Assemblies: 505-090, 505-093, 505-094, 505-095, 505-097, 505-100, 505- 104, 505-117, 505-118, 505-119, 505-120.
5 of 2013
Subject:
Kirby Morgan® 97 Helmet, P/N 500-700 and 500-701

2012 Bulletins

1 of 2012
Subject:
M-48 Mod 1 Mask, P/N 800-150 and 800-151
Products Affected:
(No change to these part numbers).
2 of 2012
Subject:
New Face Seal & Hood, and Bronze Band Screw P/N 530-097
Products Affected:
KMB-Band Masks® 18 and 28 (P/N: 500-025, 500-026, 500-028, and 500-029)
3 of 2012
Subject:
Discontinuance of P/N 300-902 EXO-26 (EXO-BR) Mask Bag
4 of 2012
Subject:
New Head Cushion (p/n 510-754), Improved Head Cushion Foam Spacer Kit (HCFS, p/n 525-745) and Improved Chin Cushion (p/n 510-683)
Products Affected:
Kirby Morgan dive helmets SL-17C, SL-27, KM-37, KM-47, KM-57, KM-77, and KM-37SS.
5 of 2012
Subject:
Washer P/N 530-556 Added to Kit P/N 525-717 KM 37, 47, 57 and 17K Brackets Kit
6 of 2012
Subject:
P/N 560-300 Zinc Whisker Anodes and P/N 560-304 Zinc Sleeve Anode Installed on All Stainless Steel Helmets
Products Affected:
P/Ns 500-090/091 KM 77 helmets and P/Ns 500-100/101 KM 37SS helmets

2011 Bulletins

1 of 2011
Subject:
Earphone Speaker, 515-008, is replaced by 515-090 Earphone Speaker
Products Affected:
(No change to these part numbers).
3 of 2011
Subject:
Reference Chin Strap Kit, P/N 525-716 (Product Bulletin #2 of 2011)
Products Affected:
SuperLite 17C Helmets (p/ns 500-599, 500-600)
4 of 2011
Subject:
Diaphragm Part Number 510-553
Products Affected:
(Possibly) Regulator Diaphragms p/n's 510-553, 500-010, 500-011, 500-040, 500-041, 500-050, 500- 051, 500-100, 500-101, 500-025, 500-026, 500-028, 500-029, 500-599, 500-600, 505-069, 505-069NS, 505-027, 505-026, 525-309, 525-317, 525-319, 525-322, 525-323, 525-325, 525-327, 525-333, 525-341, 525-345, 525-347, 525-349, 525-360, 525-363, 525-365, 525-358, 525-381, 525-382, 525-388, 525-327, 305-175, 325-325 (Shipped January 23rd, 2009 through December 2010).
5 of 2011
Subject:
New Product Maintenance & Repair Log Book, P/N 125-001
Products Affected:
All complete Helmets and Masks, including part numbers 300-036, 300-036MS, 300-037, 300-038, 300-038MS, 500-010, 500-011, 500-025, 500-026, 500-028, 500-029, 500-040, 500-041, 500-050, 500-051, 500-050NS, 500-051NS, 500-070, 500-071, 500-080, 500-081, 500-090, 500-091, 500-100, 500-101, 500-117, 500-599, 500-600 and 800-050
7 of 2011
Subject:
REX® Regulator Exhaust Valve Part Number 510-777
Products Affected:
KM 47 Helmets 500-070/071, KM 77 Helmets 500-090/091, 505-278, 505-736, 525-377, 525-368
6 of 2011
Subject:
Part Numbers 425-090, 425-099, 525-211, 525-373, 525-385 and 525-718

2010 Bulletins

1 of 2010
Subject:
Starboard Whisker Wing, P/N 510-786; Port Whisker Wing, P/N 510-787.
Products Affected:
525-216, 525-218, 525-317, 525-319, 525-323, 525-325, 525-327, 525-333, 525-341, 525-347, 525-349, 525-752, 525-755, 525-759, all helmets and BandMasks except the KM-47 and 77.
2 of 2010
Subject:
Anode Kits For KMDSI Helmets And BandMasks®.
Products Affected:
N/A
3 of 2010
Subject:
New Kits Part Numbers 525-306, 525-307, 525-308, 525-322, 525-323, 525-377, 525-380, 525-381, 525-382.
Products Affected:
Kits 525-368, 525-377, and 525-380 Helmets SL 17C, KM 77, KM 47 and KM37SS.
4 of 2010
Subject:
Head Cushion Foam Spacer Kit (HCFS) Part Number 525-745
6 of 2010
Subject:
Length of Part Number 530-024, Screw, Increased
Products Affected:
505-090, 505-093, 505-094, 505-095, 505-097, 505-100, 505-101, 505-102, 505-104, 505-118, 505-119, 505-120, 505-744, 505-745, 505-746, 505-747, 525-216, 525-230, 525-341, 525-347, 525-349, 525-372 and 525-379.
7 of 2010
Subject:
530-110 Lock Nut Replaces 330-320 Lock Nut
Products Affected:
505-110 Sealed Pull Pin Assembly
5 of 2010
Subject:
New Communicator 415-107 & Charger 415-030 for the KMACS-5, Kirby Morgan Air Control System-5.
Products Affected:
400-046 KMACS-5 w/Communications, 415-105 Communicator, 425-099 Communication Conversion Kit.

2009 Bulletins

1 of 2009
Subject:
Communication Module used on Kirby Morgan® Helmets & EXO® Masks P/N 320-025
Products Affected:
305-020, 315-201, 315-206, 315-210, 315-215, 320-023, 320-024, 515-023, 515-024, 520-130, 520-131, 520-132.
1 of 2009
Subject:
Kirby Morgan Helmet Retaining Systems
2 of 2009
Subject:
Regulator Mount Nut Socket Wrench P/N 525-625
Products Affected:
525-620, Tool Kit w/Pouch
3 of 2009
Subject:
P/N 220-050 Inlet Valve
Products Affected:
220-050, 205-015, 505-561, 525-217 and 525-718
4 of 2009
Subject:
Pull Strap Assembly Kit P/N 525-770
Products Affected:
P/N 530-808
5 of 2009
Subject:
SL 17 A/B & MK 21 Neck clamp
Products Affected:
P/N 505-055
6 of 2009
Subject:
Discontinuance of P/N 510-510 KMB Hood and P/N 510-506
Products Affected:
P/N 510-510 and P/N 510-506
7 of 2009
Subject:
New Product Tool Kit Pouch P/N 525-613
Products Affected:
P/N 525-620 and P/N 525-768
8 of 2009
Subject:
New Product Kirby Morgan® 37SS Diving Helmet
9 of 2009
Subject:
New Product Oral Nasal Mask P/N 510-747
Products Affected:
P/N 510-690 Oral Nasal
10 of 2009
Subject:
New Product Oral Nasal With Lens Retainer Kit, P/N 525-775 and Lens Retainer Kit, P/N 525-776
Products Affected:
All Kirby Morgan® Helmets Except The KM-47, KM-77 And The MK-21

2008 Bulletins

1 of 2008
Subject:
One Way Valve Product Change
Products Affected:
300-145, 300-150, 300-155, 505-024, 505-025,505-060, 505-732, 525-049, 525-330 and all Kirby Morgan® Helmets and BandMask®.
1 of 2008
Subject:
Dry Suit Inflation Installation onto a Kirby Morgan® Helmet ‘B’ Side Block, Part Numbers 505-024 & 505-025
Products Affected:
Dry Suit's with Kirby Morgan® Helmet ‘B’ Side Block, Part Numbers 505-024 & 505-025
2 of 2008
Subject:
Kirby Morgan® Dive Systems is now shipping all helmets (except the 17B) with a new Pull Strap assembly that has a 1" Stainless Steel "D" ring sewn on the end to hang the neck ring assembly and allow proper drying. The length of the Pull Strap remains the same.
Products Affected:
All Helmets except SuperLite® 17B All neck ring assemblies: 505-090, 505-093, 505-094, 505-095, 505-097, 505-100, 505-101, 505-102, 505-104, 505-117, 505-118, 505-119, 505-120, 505-744, 505-745, 505-746, 505-747. Kit: 525-230 Dry Suit Neck Ring Ki

2007 Bulletins

1 of 2007
Subject:
Regulator Conversion Kit for SuperLite® 27, Part #525-763
Products Affected:
SuperLite® 27 Helmets
1 of 2007
Subject:
Helmet Shell Repair Caution
Products Affected:
All Kirby Morgan® Helmets and BandMasks®
3 of 2007
Subject:
Longer Waterproof Communications Connector Now Standard
Products Affected:
505-047 Male Waterproof Assembly, 505-065 Male Waterproof Assembly, SL27®, 515-024 Communication Assemble with MWP
4 of 2007
Subject:
SuperFlow® 450 Regulator Conversion Kit, Part #525-766
Products Affected:
Kirby Morgan® Helmets and BandMasks® with SuperFlow® 350 Regulator
5 of 2007
Subject:
Microphones Now Shipping With Strain Relief Ring & Equalizing Vent
Products Affected:
515-022, 515-029, 315-201, 515-023, 515-033, 515-009, 315-206, 315-017, 515-024 and 515-030
6 of 2007
Subject:
New Flex Control Knobs, Part Numbers 520-524 & 520-525
Products Affected:
300-145, 300-150, 300-155, 325-095, 505-024, 505-025, 505-070, 505-071, 505-080, 505-081, 525-049, 525-311 and all Kirby Morgan® Helmets and BandMasks®.
2 of 2007
Subject:
KMACS-5 Communication Conversion Kit, Part #425-099
Products Affected:
KMACS-5

2006 Bulletins

1 of 2006
Subject:
New Air Train Gasket, KMDSI Part #510-762
Products Affected:
SuperLite® and Kirby Morgan® helmets, and BandMask® model KMB 18
2 of 2006
Subject:
Replacements for Recalled Valves (Reference Safety Notice #1 of 2005)
Products Affected:
One Way Valve (part #555-195)
3 of 2006
Subject:
KMB-18 & 28 Accessory Hard Shell, New Part #520-026 (replaces Part #520-010)
Products Affected:
KMB 18-28 Accessory Hard Shell
5 of 2006
Subject:
Whisker Clamp Replacement Kit # 525-032
Products Affected:
KMDSI Tri/Quad valve assemblies P/N’s 525-752, 525-755 & 525-759
6 of 2006
Subject:
New Manufacturing Process & Part Number for Rear Hinge Tab. Old Part Number #545-013, New Part Number #540-157
Products Affected:
KMDSI SuperLite® 17B
7 of 2006
Subject:
Helmet Sealed Pull Pins (Part #505-110) No Longer Marked with an “S”
Products Affected:
All new Kirby Morgan® helmets that utilize the locking collar design
8 of 2006
Subject:
Stainless Bolt & Nut Replaces Sleeve and Bolts for Hinge on SuperLite®-17 Old Part Numbers #550-018, 530-201, New Part Numbers #530-034, 530-028
Products Affected:
KMDSI SuperLite® 17B
9 of 2006
Subject:
Tri-Valve® Assembly
Products Affected:
SuperLite® 27 Helmet
4 of 2006
Subject:
New Design for Communicator for KMACS-5
Products Affected:
Communicator (part #415-105)

2005 Bulletins

1 of 2005
Subject:
New EXO®-BR Silicone Oral/Nasal w/tie wraps Part #325-055
Products Affected:
EXO®-BR®
1 of 2005
Subject:
Defective One Way Valve Recall
Products Affected:
Kirby Morgan® helmets, BandMasks® and replacement parts. KMDSI P/N 555-195 One Way Valve and P/N 505-060 One Way Valve Assembly.
1 of 2005
Subject:
Regulator assembly Part # 505-069
Products Affected:
Kirby Morgan® helmets and BandMasks®
2 of 2005
Subject:
New Hi Flow Inlet Swivel - Part #305-017
Products Affected:
KMDSI Part #305-017 Hi Flow Inlet Swivel for use with EXO®-26®, EXO®-BR®, and M-48 SuperMask®
3 of 2005
Subject:
Quad Valve™ Exhaust (KMDSI Part #525-759) Now Standard
Products Affected:
Kirby Morgan®- 37 Helmet , 500-050/051 & SuperLite® -17 500-010/011
4 of 2005
Subject:
Quad Valve™ Cover Kit (KMDSI Part #525-762)
Products Affected:
Kirby Morgan® helmets currently equipped with a Tri-Valve® exhaust,
5 of 2005
Subject:
Tri-Valve® Exhaust
Products Affected:
SuperLite®-27 helmets,
6 of 2005
Subject:
Discontinuance of “A” Side Block Assembly, P/N 505-022
Products Affected:
All helmets and BandMasks®
7 of 2005
Subject:
Miller Oral/Nasal Valve Part # 910-335 Discontinued
Products Affected:
Miller Oral/Nasal Valve, Miller Part #910-335
8 of 2005
Subject:
KMDSI BandMask® Band Keeper™ Kit - No Hood, P/N 525-121
Products Affected:
Kirby Morgan® BandMasks®
9 of 2005
Subject:
New SuperFlow® 350 Regulator Body, KMDSI Part #545-080
Products Affected:
SuperFlow® 350 Regulator Body
10 of 2005
Subject:
Flange Kit for SuperFlow® 350, KMDSI Part #525-027
Products Affected:
SuperFlow® 350 Regulator Body
11 of 2005
Subject:
Hinge Bolt Part #530-027
Products Affected:
Kirby Morgan® Helmets
12 of 2005
Subject:
New Microphone for Kirby Morgan® Masks and Helmets
Products Affected:
KMDSI Masks, Helmets and all communications sets and assemblies.
13 of 2005
Subject:
Large Bore Regulator Part Number 505-069
Products Affected:
Standard on SuperLite®-17C
14 of 2005
Subject:
New Communications Box for KMACS & DCS
Products Affected:
KMACS" and DCS-2 (Dive Control System-2) units still in service.
15 of 2005
Subject:
New Fasteners
Products Affected:
Kirby Morgan® Helmets and Masks Part Numbers 530-035, 530-040, 530-045
16 of 2005
Subject:
New Stepped Neck Dam Ring Part# 560-078 and Split Ring Part #540-105
Products Affected:
Kirby Morgan® helmets (with the exception of the SuperLite® 17B)
17 of 2005
Subject:
Modified Front Yoke Hinge, Part# 550-216
Products Affected:
SuperLite®-17C

2004 Bulletins

1 of 2004
Subject:
Possible damage to emergency valve main body (550-140) between male pipe threads and the "B" side block bodies (550-029) as well as the manifold block body (350-050) at the mating female pipe threads.
Products Affected:
Any Kirby Morgan® helmets or masks incorporating a side block or manifold block, or separate manifold block assembly.
1 of 2004
Subject:
Product Change to KMB 18 & 28 BandMask® Hoods
Products Affected:
All KMB BandMasks®
2 of 2004
Subject:
New Tri-Valve® Exhaust Kit Part # 525-752 and 525-755 (SL 27® only)
Products Affected:
All Kirby Morgan® SuperLite® Helmets and KMB BandMasks®
2 of 2004
Subject:
Regulator Change
Products Affected:
Kirby Morgan® KMB 28B BandMasks® Manufactured after July, 2004
3 of 2004
Subject:
Quad Valve™ Exhaust (KMDSI Part #525-759)
Products Affected:
All Kirby Morgan® SuperLite® Helmets and KM 37/57
1 of 2004
Subject:
New Kirby Morgan® Air Control System 5
Products Affected:
The KMACS 5 replaces the DCS 2-A which has been discontinued. 400-045 KMACS 5 no comm (replaces 400-018 & 400-019) 400-046 KMACS 5 w/comms (replaces 400-020 & 400-021)

2003 Bulletins

1 of 2003
Subject:
Neck Clamp Assembly KMDSI Part # 505-055 (and pre '89 505-003)
Products Affected:
Kirby Morgan® SuperLite®-17A/B & U.S. Navy MK-21 Mod. O & Mod. I Helmets
1 of 2003
Subject:
EXO® Oral Nasal Tie Wrap
Products Affected:
All EXO® BR & BRMS Full Face Masks
2 of 2003
Subject:
Product Change to Part #550-039 Alignment Sleeve
Products Affected:
Kirby Morgan® SuperLite®-17A/B & U.S. Navy MK-21 Mod. O & Mod. I Helmets
3 of 2003
Subject:
Neck Clamp Assembly KMDSI Part # 505-055 (and pre '89 505-003)
Products Affected:
Kirby Morgan® SuperLite®-17A/B & U.S. Navy MK-21 Mod. O & Mod. I Helmets
4 of 2003
Subject:
Change to KMB 18 & 28 BandMask®
Products Affected:
All KMB BandMasks®
1 of 2003
Subject:
New DCS 2A Headset w/Boom Mic
Products Affected:
MK 3 Communicator

2002 Bulletins

1 of 2002
Subject:
Maintenance Inspection Timetable for all KMDSI Helmets and BandMasks®
Products Affected:
All KMDSI helmets and BandMasks®
1 of 2002
Subject:
Product change to DCS-2A Dive Control System
Products Affected:
400-020, 400-021, 400-018, 400-019
1 of 2002
Subject:
Correct Orientation of Oral Nasal Body P/N 520-020 & Valve P/N 510-550
Products Affected:
All KMDSI Helmets and BandMasks®
1 of 2002
Subject:
Regulator Exhaust Valve Possible Leakage
Products Affected:
KMDSI Part #510-552, 305-175, 325-323, 325-325, 505-026, 505-027, 505-068, 505-069, 525-120, 525-255, 525-309
2 of 2002
Subject:
EXCHANGE/DISCOUNT program
Products Affected:
Old 505-015 "Push Pin" Latch Catch Assemblies, on All SuperLite®-17A/B & U.S. Navy MK-21 Mod. 0 & Mod. I Helmets
2 of 2002
Subject:
Product change to KMB 18/28 Hood& Face Seal
Products Affected:
KMB 18/28 hoods
2 of 2002
Subject:
Use of Lubricants on Regulator Exhaust Valve P/N 510-552
Products Affected:
KMDSI Part #510-552
3 of 2002
Subject:
Material Change to Part #510-509 KMB-18/28 Head Harness (spider)
Products Affected:
KMDSI Part #510-552
4 of 2002
Subject:
Product Change to Part #800-015 SuperMask® Scuba Pod
Products Affected:
SuperMask® Scuba Pod

2001 Bulletins

1 of 2001
Subject:
High Flow Auxiliary Valve Part # 505-070
Products Affected:
All SuperLite® Helmets and KMB BandMasks® manufactured prior to October 1993
1 of 2001
Subject:
Inlet Nipple Change
Products Affected:
Kirby Morgan® Plastic Scuba Regulators 305-166 300-266 305-171 300-286
1 of 2001
Subject:
"Painting" (resurfacing) Helmet Shells & Mask Frames
Products Affected:
All KMDSI Fiberglass Helmet Shells & Fiberglass Mask Frames

2000 Bulletins

1 of 2000
Subject:
The neck clamp assembly.
Products Affected:
Kirby Morgan® SuperLite®-17 A/B / MK 21 Neck Clamp Assemblies.
1 of 2000
Subject:
Material change to 305-057 EXO® BR Regulator Inlet Valve
Products Affected:
EXO® BR (Balanced Regulator) Full Face Masks
2 of 2000
Subject:
Material change to SL-17 Yoke
Products Affected:
Yokes for all SuperLite® 17 A/B and MK 21 Helmets.
3 of 2000
Subject:
Change of communications assembly
Products Affected:
SuperLite® 27 Helmet

1999 Bulletins

1 of 1999
Subject:
SuperLite® 17A/B & MK 21 Neck Clamp Numbering
Products Affected:
All SuperLite® 17A/B & MK 21 Yoke/Neck Clamp Assemblies
1 of 1999
Subject:
Weld Strength
Products Affected:
SuperLite® 17A/B Neck Clamp Assembly
1 of 1999
Subject:
Communications Connection Nuts
Products Affected:
All bare wire communications posts
1 of 1999
Subject:
Change of Yoke
Products Affected:
Yokes for the SuperLite® 17A/B & MK 21 Helmets
2 of 1999
Subject:
Product material change to EXO® Hard Shell
Products Affected:
EXO® Hard Shell
3 of 1999
Subject:
Swing Catch Retrofit & Locking Collar Plate
Products Affected:
Kirby Morgan® SuperLite® 27 & 17C Helmets

1998 Bulletins

1 of 1998
Subject:
Product materials change to SuperLite® 17, MK 21 Visor & KMB 18 Comfort Insert
Products Affected:
SuperLite® 17, MK 21 Visor & KMB 18 Comfort Insert
2 of 1998
Subject:
Discontinued "As Standard" Head Cushion
Products Affected:
SuperLite® 27 Helmets
3 of 1998
Subject:
Regulator Change
Products Affected:
KMB 18B BandMask®

1997 Bulletins

1 of 1997
Subject:
Locking Device for Yoke
Products Affected:
SuperLite® 17A/B & MK 21 Helmets
1 of 1997
Subject:
High Flow Emergency Valve
Products Affected:
SuperLite® 17, 27, KMB 18/28 and Manifold Block Assemblies
1 of 1997
Subject:
Predive Equipment Inspections
Products Affected:
Kirby Morgan® SuperLite® Helmets & BandMasks®
1 of 1997
Subject:
DCS-2A without communications
Products Affected:
DCS-2A

1996 Bulletins

1 of 1996
Subject:
New silicone oral nasal mask part number 510-690
Products Affected:
Replace part numbers 510-540 and 510-547

1995 Bulletins

1 of 1995
Subject:
Counterfeit Kirby Morgan® KMB-18 BandMask® Diving Masks and SuperLite®-17 Diving Helmets.
1 of 1995
Subject:
O-ring Material change.
Products Affected:
Kirby Morgan® SuperLite® 17C & 27 Helmets.
2 of 1995
Subject:
Locking Device for Yoke
Products Affected:
SuperLite® 17A/B & MK 21 Helmets
3 of 1995
Subject:
Drawstring Neck Dam Alteration for Fit.
Products Affected:
Kirby Morgan® SuperLite®-17 A/B & U.S. Navy MK-21 Mod.O & Mod.I Helmets.
4 of 1995
Subject:
1) Swing Catch RetroFit & 2) Locking Collar Plating
Products Affected:
Kirby Morgan SuperLite 17C and 27 helmets

1994 Bulletins

1 of 1994
Subject:
An unauthorized hole drilled in the shaft of a Plunger (P/N 550-016) on Latch Catch Assembly (Push Pin) P/N 505-015.

1993 Bulletins

1 of 1993
Subject:
High Flow Emergency Valve
Products Affected:
SuperLite® 17, 27, KMB 18/28 and Manifold Block Assemblies

1992 Bulletins

1 of 1992
Subject:
Possible loosening of Emergency Valve Assembly (P/N 505-018) from the "B" Side Block Assembly Body (P/N 550-029) on "B" side block assembly style D.S.I Helmets and Masks.
1 of 1992
Subject:
SuperLite®-27 Commercial Diving Helmet

1991 Bulletins

1 of 1991
Subject:
SuperLite®-17 Commercial Diving Helmet
1 of 1991
Subject:
POSSIBLE LOOSENING OF LATCH CATCH ASSEMBLY PLUNGER (P/N 550-016), SCREW (P/N 530-205), AND SPRING (P/N 535-801) on the SuperLite 17 A/B Helmet.

1989 Bulletins

1 of 1989
Subject:
Non-Diving Failure Of Stainless Steel Adapter On The Side Block Of The DSI® SuperLite®-17 B Reclaim Helmet During Servicing
Products Affected:
SuperLite®- 17B

1987 Bulletins

1 of 1987
Subject:
SuperLite® 17 A/B Yoke Systems - Old Style catch