You know you sound like a neighbourhood watch person going too far don`t you.
I know of a few still hoping for a deal. Can`t see it happening tbh and there is a lenghtly thread from months back on this.
Not sure tbh, my gas man saw the thread and the replies and contacted me to say he was unaware of the easy swop mentioned and would ask Calor. I`ll contact you if needed and/or post the result for others to see.
What do the Beagle brothers say?
Perhaps it is hand wash only and you hanging upside down outside to air dry might help. If all fails consult with the manufacture. I take it that it had the CE kite mark.