I am still using mine, I noticed it last year when all this was brought up here on the site. I bought 2 200yd spools and have it on 6 rods. I am going to continue to use it as is just like I did at the end of last year. I hope we hear something soon from tackleman. (email address needed)
If you know where you bought it and it is not opened I would bring it back to where you bought it.