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Bulletin # 04 of 2012

Interior Title: 
Bulletin #4 of 2012
Title Type: 
New/Improved Products
Bulletin Date: 
Bulletin #4 of 2012. September 13, 2012
Bulletin Type: 
New Product Bulletin
Bulletin 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.

Kirby Morgan would like to announce the new and improved head cushion, p/n 510-754, which will soon replace the 510-682. We have also improved the head cushion foam spacer kit (p/n 525-745), for divers with smaller sized heads (The HCFS kit was originally announced October 2010 -See Bulletin #4 of 2010 for more information). The 510-683 chin cushion has been improved as well. When all these products are used together, they comprise a "system" that enables a customized and comfortable fit for all users of the Kirby Morgan helmets.

The fit of the head cushion (p/n 510-754) is critical to both comfort and safety. In general, the head cushion should be snug fitting and help hold the helmet to your head. The head cushion should also be adjusted so that it assists in the proper seal of the oral nasal mask to the face. The updated design of the head cushion includes a 16 inch zipper (instead of only Velcro closures) with a three pocket system for easier replacement of the foam. The foam is now beveled, or shaped to conform bet- ter to the contours of the helmet for better fit and comfort. Earphone holes are no longer present in the side pieces, but may be cut if the user prefers. The outer shell is made of a durable, nylon based material and a webbing strap has been added to strengthen the mounting snaps. Velcro has also been applied to the exterior for attachment of the head cushion foam spacer (HCFS, p/n 525-745). A loop has been added to the top of the head cushion for ease of drying, along with a snap on the back for the convenience of attaching the chin cushion while drying. The material of all three products is laser cut to prevent the edges from fraying or unraveling.

Patent Pending

Left: Front of head cushion (p/n 510-754). Middle: Back of head cushion showing chin cushion (p/n 510-683) attached for drying. Right: Head cushion foam spacer (HCFS) (p/n 525-745)

Note: The head cushion can be adjusted by removing, folding and/or trimming the foam inserts. Head cushion "system" components:

Part # Description Price
510-754 Head Cushion (will replace the 510-682) US retail $109.00
525-745 Head Cushion Foam Spacer (HCFS) Kit US retail $38.25
510-683 Chin Cushion US retail $21.25

These new and improved products will become available and begin shipping with all helmets (except the 17B) mid October 2012. Each of the products: the head cushion (p/n 510-754), head cushion foam spacer kit (HCFS, p/n 525-745) and the chin cushion (p/n 510-683), will also be sold separately. The HCFS will come with the Superlite 17B Helmet.

The new head cushion will retrofit to all Kirby Morgan helmets that have the metal helmet ring system on the bottom of the helmet (SL-17C, SL-17K, SL-27, KM-37, KM-47, KM-57, KM-77, and KM-37SS), or simply put, those helmets that previously used head cushion 510-682.

Please contact your local KMDSI dealer or e-mail [email protected] for more information.