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1-3. SAFETY, CARE AND HANDLING (Continued)
d. Use standard hand tools when tightening bolts, nuts and screws and only tighten with sufficient torque
to ensure that the associated part is held firmly in position.
e. Ensure the latch hook is properly engaged with the flat center part of the fold-down wire handle before
using the cover to remove the inner container and its contents from the HWR.
f. To avoid accidental damage or contamination, ensure the cover and inner container are placed in a safe,
clean location when removed from the HWR.
1-4. CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC)
a. Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) of Army materiel is a continuing concern. It is therefore
important that any corrosion problem with this equipment is reported so that it can be corrected and
improvements made to prevent the problem on future equipments.
b. While corrosion is typically associated with the rusting of metals it can also include deterioration of other
materials such as rubber and plastic. Unusual cracking, softening, swelling or breaking of these materials may
be caused by a corrosion problem.
c. If a corrosion problem is identified it can be reported using SF 368 (Product Quality Deficiency Report).
The use of keywords such as "corrosion", "rust", "deterioration" or "cracking" will ensure that the information is
identified as a CPC problem.
d. The completed form should be submitted to the address specified in DA PAM 738-750 (The Army
Maintenance Management System (TAMMS)).
1-5. DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
For appropriate instructions, refer to TM 750-244-3 (Procedure for Destruction of Equipment to Prevent Enemy
1-6. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
Preparation of the HWR for storage or shipment is covered in Chapter 4, Section VI of this manual.
1-7. REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR)
If your HWR needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can tell us
what you don't like about your equipment. Let us know why you don't like the design or performance. Put it on
a SF 368 (Product Quality Deficiency Report). Mail it to us at Commander, U.S. Army Soldier and Biological
Command, ATTN: ASSB-RIM-L(N), Kansas Street Natick, Ma. 01760-5052. We will send you a reply.
1-8. WARRANTY INFORMATION
The HWR is warranted for 12 months. The warranty starts on the date entered in Block 23, DA Form 2408-9 in
the logbook. Report all defects in material and workmanship to your supervisor who will take the appropriate