Steve/Small Bear is not going to sell you something that has not passed the test, so we can scratch bum trannies.
That said, it is possible that others have encountered a similar issue. I would recommend contacting SBE with a description of the problem. Be patient, because Steve has to deal with a LOT of correspondence, but you will get a reply. Alternatively, since the majority of pedal builders/folk are usually on the DIYstompbox forum, perhaps your problem would receive a well-informed and more prompt response there.