WASHINGTON, June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/AR500-Armor-Recalls-Level-III-Body-Armor/
Name of Product: Level III Body Armor
Hazard: The body armor can fail to meet performance requirements for Level III body armor, allowing a bullet to penetrate, and pose a risk of gunshot injury or death.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled body armor and contact the firm for instructions to receive replacement body armor. AR500 will contact all known purchasers about the recall.
Consumer Contact: AR500 Armor toll-free at 844-887-8824 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at support@AR500armor.com or online at www.ar500armor.com and click on "Safety Recall" for more information.
Units: About 10,000
Description: This recall involves AR500 Armor Level III body armor, including chest plates, side plates and ABS panels. The black, steel-core body armor is rated for protection against rifle calibers up to 7.62X51 M80 Ball (.308) at 2,800 feet per second. AR500 Armor is printed on a white label on the back side of the armor. Only AR500 Level III body armor with the manufacture date code of February 2016 and March 2016 are included in the recall.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold at: AR500 Armor dealers and directly to customers and online at www.ar500armor.com from February 2016 through March 2016 for between $30 and $110.
Manufacturer: AR500 Armor, of Phoenix, Ariz.
Manufactured in: U.S.
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Recall Number: 16-192
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission