- 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.
TBL II S6XF
NFORCE II S6-06
information, please visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bvpbasi
Please be guided accordingly.
- 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.
affected models appear to be:
Body Armor, LLC: FZ-II.0; FZ-IIIA.0; XF-2-0 and XF3A-2
Armorwear, LLC: CAM-II.0 and PX-IIIA.1
Tactical, LLC: PT-701; PTZ-701; PT-702; PTX-703; PT-705.0 and
further information, please visit www.justnet.org/BatPro
Please be guided accordingly.
- 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
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.
of Justice Announces Findings on Dragon Skin Body Armor 8/3/07
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.
further information, please visit on the web:
January 2006 - Notice
of Expanded Point Blank Class Action
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
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)
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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