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CPSC Recall: AR500 Armor Level III Body Armor

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On 2016-06-09, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a cpsc recall regarding AR500 Armor Level III Body Armor due to a potential Injury / Death hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2016 for about $30 to $110.

About 10,000 units are involved in this body armor recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Guns, Locks & Holsters (not paintball) category in 2016. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 200,000 product units.

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AR500 Armor Level III Body Armor
Image of Recalled AR500 Armor Square Back Plate Body Armor 860120
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Company Contact Information:

Website: ar500armor.com
Phone: 844-887-8824

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What is the problem?

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.

How can I tell if I own this product?

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.

These items were sold new+ 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.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

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.

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.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

None reported

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.

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