Just an update, I contacted B&H a few weeks ago and they sent me a prepaid sticker to have my defective filter returned and replaced. I sent it UPS back to them, and just received my replacement today. It appears to be exactly the same as before, the glass is just sitting in the Bay-1 ring without any type of front reinforcement or retaining ring. I have a feeling that if I put it to use the exact same issue would happen. I guess the next step is to send a message to Schneider Optical and ask about how the filter is supposed to be constructed.

Has anyone else who had this problem contacted them? I would be interested to hear how it went.