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  • 5/28/10 - The Department of Justice has issued a notice that three models of First Choice Armor & Equipment Body Armor have been permanently removed from the NIJ Compliant Products List due to unresolved safety concerns.

    The affected models are:

    • Model TBL II S6XF
    • Model MF34F-06
    • Model NFORCE II S6-06

For further information, please visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bvpbasi Please be guided accordingly.


  • 2/20/08 - The Department of Justice has issued a notice that as of February 20, 2008, BAE Systems Products Group has removed several models of body armor from the National Institute of Justice's body armor data base.

The affected models appear to be:

  • American Body Armor, LLC: FZ-II.0; FZ-IIIA.0; XF-2-0 and XF3A-2
  • Safariland Armorwear, LLC: CAM-II.0 and PX-IIIA.1
  • Protech Tactical, LLC: PT-701; PTZ-701; PT-702; PTX-703; PT-705.0 and PTZ-705.0

For further information, please visit www.justnet.org/BatPro Please be guided accordingly.


  • 8/7/07 - The Department of Justice recently advised that Pinnacle Armor Inc.’s body armor model SOV 200.1/MIL3AF01, is no longer in compliance with the NIJ’s testing program for bullet proof vests. “Dragon Skin” model SOV 200.1/MIL3AF01 will be removed from the NIJ’s list of approved body armor vests.

    DOJ recommends that officers who have this vest model should continue to wear it until it can be replaced.

If you have any questions about DOJ's announcement, you can contact Sheila Jerusalem at 202-307-0703.

>> Department of Justice Announces Findings on Dragon Skin Body Armor 8/3/07


  • Second Chance Class Action Update
    The deadline for class members to register to receive a pro rata share of the settlement fund in the Second Chance Body Armor Class Action law suit has been extended through July 1, 2006.

For further information, please visit on the web:
www.zylonvestclassaction.com/index.shtml


  • January 2006 - Notice of Expanded Point Blank Class Action

    The Division of Criminal Justice was recently contacted about another class action settlement involving Point Plank, PACA or Galls brand bullet proof vests with an expanded list of vests containing Zylon®. The vests include the following Zylon® model: Fusion, Legacy, Galls ZL1, Galls ZL2, Galls ZL3, The Beast, RTZ, ZG, ZPG, ZGS-2, Z3-2, WF-1002, S.P.I.D.E.R., SWAT Cert Plus, MRV Plus SWAT, M-2001, M-95, SVII, Wilson and Contact. The Settlement appears to allow Class members to obtain new non-Zylon® replacement panels and other benefits. If an agency or individual purchased any of these Zylon® vests by these manufacturers, you should read the attached Notice and Claim Form and follow the instructions in each document. These documents affect the legal rights of the vest purchasers and owners. To participate in the settlement, you must file a proof of claim by June 30, 2006. If you have any questions, please contact the Claims Administrator at (866) 778-1150.


As of September 26, 2005, the Department of Justice may no longer consider any body armor that contains Zylon® to comply with federal standards. To learn more about this you should visit the following websites: U.S. Department of Justice Bulletproof Vest Safety Initiative www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bvpbasi/ and the Justice Information Technology Network www.justnet.org/.

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