Long Lens Case Recall (March 2012)
To do a self test of the integrity of this key D-ring please do the following:
- If you have a harness attached, remove the 25mm (1") snaphook from the D-Ring.
- Insert a stiff object like a pencil or screwdriver into each D-ring as shown. Pull it downward, opposite the normal pull direction of the harnesss. Pull with plenty of continuous torque — do this “with all your force“ (unless you are a strong body builder).
- If the webbing starts to pull way as shown on the bottom photo and exposing the inner body of the case, then you have a defective case. If some of the threads are starting to show, but both halves of the fabric are solidly connected, then it should be OK.
- If you feel your case is defective, please contact us for a pre-paid UPS shipping label so we can remedy this for you. We will open up your case via the inner liner, repair it, and resitch it back together. It will then be returned to you via UPS Ground at our expense.
While we have not had any reports of failures on other cases, like the L321 or the popular L521, they are also susceptible to the same problem, so it would behoove you to check all your Kinesis long lens cases in this same manner.
Our apologies for this oversight.