hunh, hadn't tried that yet, and THAT level check makes no sense at all. There was really no way for a character of a lower level to even try it. So why add a level check? There's a similar issue with the DS9 bundle doffs. I couldn't get(or was it use?) them until L22 for some stupid reason.
EDIT: Just realized something.... the game does this with almost everything. Even some fed stuff can't be used unless you're level 2.