06-03-2014, 10:46 AM
(This post was last modified: 06-03-2014, 10:51 AM by PaytonA.)
I think what night ranger is talking about is the elbow going into the mask. I think these elbows are cast as one piece but it may be that the die did not quite fill all the way leaving a linear opening similar to a very smooth crack. If that is what it is, it is definitely a manufacturing defect and someone should replace it (I guess that would be the DME). If the DME won't do anything, I would definitely go directly to the manufacturer.
Of course, if it is just a part that missed getting glued properly, it is still definitely a manufacturing defect.