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Co. Urges Replacement of Vests With Zylon

Battered by lawsuits, the nation’s top supplier of bullet-resistant police vests is urging its customers to replace vests containing the synthetic fiber Zylon, saying they may not be safe. Second Chance Body Armor Inc. said Wednesday that tests suggested the vests “may fail to perform and result in serious injury or death.” The company sent warnings to police agencies nationwide. The company previously recalled more than 130,000 vests made entirely with Zylon. The latest warning covers vests with filling blends containing any amount of the fiber, including about 58,000 Tri-Flex vests and an additional 40,000 Ultima and Ultimax vests with Performance Pacs. The vests are used by police officers and some government officials but not by the military. Full Story

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