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  • Justice Dept settles over faulty Zylon body armor

    01/25/2011 3:22:11 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 1 replies
    hosted. ^ | Jan 25
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Justice Department investigation into the use of defective Zylon fiber in bulletproof vests has led to a settlement with a Japanese importer. The body armor company now will cooperate in the probe of the faulty material's manufacturer, Toyobo Co. Ltd. of Japan. The United States will collect $1.5 million from N.I Teijin Shoji Co. Ltd and an American subsidiary. The Justice Department says the two Teijin companies were aware that the Zylon fiber would degrade quickly, rendering bulletproof vests unfit for use.
  • President May Have Worn Defective Vest;Body armor company under investigation;

    09/26/2005 7:27:23 PM PDT · by John W · 27 replies · 1,147+ views
    NBC News via MSNBC ^ | September 26, 2005 | Lisa Myers & the NBC Investigative Unit
    WASHINGTON - May 2002: President Bush attends a memorial for police officers killed in the line of duty. Under his jacket, he's wearing a Second Chance bulletproof vest, according to a company insider critical of the vest. A year later, a California police officer wearing the same model vest is killed when a bullet penetrates his vest. Sources involved in the case say the Justice Department now is conducting a criminal investigation into whether the company — Second Chance Body Armor — knowingly sold defective vests to the Secret Service, military and police. The company denies the allegation. "It means...
  • DHB INDUSTRIES WILL VIGOROUSLY DEFEND AGAINST LAWSUITS

    09/23/2005 10:10:45 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 1 replies · 217+ views
    Yahoo Finance News ^ | 22 September 2005
    WESTBURY, N.Y., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DHB Industries Inc. (Amex: DHB - News), DHB Industries, Inc., operating principally in the field of body armor, announced that, since September 16, 2005, it has been served with a number of lawsuits, all of which contain similar allegations. One of the lawsuits is filed as a derivative action and names the Company and all of its directors as defendants. All of the other lawsuits are purported class actions and name the Company and all or some of its directors as defendants. The lawsuits allege violations of the federal securities laws and/or state law...
  • A Common Police Vest Fails the Bulletproof Test

    08/24/2005 9:06:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 3,715+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 25, 2005 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 - A type of lightweight police vest used by tens of thousands of officers failed to stop a bullet in nearly 6 of every 10 tests, according to a Justice Department study released on Wednesday, and the study resulted in immediate changes in federal safety guidelines. Ballistic tests on 103 vests containing a fiber known as Zylon produced acceptable safety results for just four vests, department researchers said. "This confirms that these vests simply don't do what they claim to do, which is to stop bullets," said Ed Balzarini Jr., a lawyer from the Pittsburgh metropolitan region...