Introduction

Active NIJ Advisory Notices

Active NIJ Advisory Notices

In most cases, Advisory and Safety Notices are the result of the NIJ CTP’s follow-up inspection and testing (FIT) process. Read more about the FIT process here. If a model of armor tested through the FIT process has performance or other noncompliance issues identified and these issues result in an Advisory Notice, the NIJ CTP has an established process to attempt to satisfactorily resolve those issues. As noted, the model(s) in question are temporarily suspended from the CPL while this resolution process is ongoing.

Through the review process, the manufacturer must meet the following conditions:

    • Identify and account for all production units of armor related to the Advisory Notice.
    • Notify all affected end users in possession of units of armor identified in the Advisory Notice.
    • Conduct a root cause analysis and identify the specific issue(s) that caused the performance issue or noncompliance.
    • Provide the NIJ CTP with evidence that the applicant has implemented appropriate corrective actions to remedy the concerns and ensure repeated occurrences of the identified issue(s) do not occur.

The NIJ CTP considers an Advisory Notice to be closed when the applicant has provided sufficient documentation and evidence that all of these conditions have been met. When the Advisory Notice is closed, the affected model(s) are restored to the CPL.

Non-compliance and Safety Notices:

Use the tiles below to filter years. Click on the header to show all reports in that year.

2013

October 2013

NIJ Advisory Notice #13-2013: Second Chance Ballistic Body Armor Model BA-2000S-HP02F (Oct. 24, 2013)

NIJ Advisory Notice #12-2013: American Body Armor, LLC Ballistic Body Armor Models BA-2000S-HP02F, BA-2000S-SX01F (Oct. 24, 2013)

NIJ Advisory Notice #11-2013: Safariland, LLC Ballistic Body Armor Models BA-2000S-HP02F, BA-2000S-SX01F (Oct. 24, 2013)

June 2013

NIJ Advisory Notice #09-2013: Safariland, model 2220-1 (June 28, 2013)

NIJ Safety Notice #13-2013: Pacific Safety Products Inc. Ballistic Body Armor Model 06UG2A8H (June 13, 2013)

May 2013

NIJ Advisory Notice #08-2013: Second Chance models BA-2000S-HP02F, BA-2000S-ST01F (May 16, 2013)

NIJ Advisory Notice #07-2013: American Body Armor models BA-2000S-HP02F, BA-2000S-SX01F (May 16, 2013)

NIJ Advisory Notice #06-2013: Safariland LLC, models BA-2000S-ST01F, BA-2000S-HP02F, BA-2000S-SX01F (May 16, 2013)

April 2013

NIJ Safety Notice #12-2013: Point Blank Body Armor, model CB-S2-BII (April 17, 2013)

NIJ Advisory Notice #05-2013: Point Blank Body Armor, model CB-S3-BIIIA-2 (April 17, 2013)

February 2013

CTP Memorandum II: Microflex® Spike-Resistant Fabric Produced by Teijin Aramid

NIJ Safety Notice #11-2013: Central Lake Armor Express, Inc., model MEG-B-DP33 (Feb. 5, 2013)

NIJ Safety Notice #10-2013: Central Lake Armor Express, Inc., model MEG-B-DP22 (Feb. 5, 2013)

NIJ Safety Notice #9-2013: Central Lake Armor Express, Inc., model MEG-A-DP2A3 (Feb. 5, 2013)

NIJ Safety Notice #8-2013: Central Lake Armor Express, Inc., model Gemini IIIA SPK 3 705221 (Feb. 5, 2013)

NIJ Safety Notice #7-2013: Central Lake Armor Express, Inc., model Gemini II SPK 2 704240 (Feb. 5, 2013)

NIJ Safety Notice #6-2013: Central Lake Armor Express, Inc., model Gemini II SPK 1 604121 (Feb. 5, 2013)

NIJ Safety Notice #5-2013: Central Lake Armor Express, Inc., model Gemini IIA SPK 3 700170 (Feb. 5, 2013)

CTP Memorandum: Microflex® Spike-Resistant Fabric Produced by Teijin Aramid

January 2013

NIJ Safety Notice #4-2013: Protective Products Enterprises, model DXF-II (Jan. 25, 2013)

NIJ Safety Notice #3-2013: Paraclete, model DXF-II (Jan. 25, 2013)

NIJ Safety Notice #2-2013: PACA, model DXF-II (Jan. 25, 2013)

NIJ Safety Notice #1-2013: Point Blank Armor, model DXF-II (Jan. 25, 2013)

December 2011

NIJ Safety Notice #35-2011: Paraclete model TRP3A (Dec. 15, 2011)

NIJ Safety Notice #34-2011: Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) model TRP3A (Dec. 15, 2011)

May 2010

NIJ Safety Notice #03-2010: First Choice Armor model NFORCE II S6XF-06 (May 28, 2010)

NIJ Safety Notice #02-2010: First Choice Armor model MF34F-06 (May 28, 2010)

NIJ Safety Notice #01-2010: First Choice Armor model TBL II S6XF (May 28, 2010)

February 2008

BAE Systems (Safarailand, ABA, Protech) Models Removed from CPL

August 2005

NIJ Advisory Notice #01-2005: Poly-p-phenylene benzobisoxazole (PBO or Zylon®) (Aug. 24, 2005)

2005

August 2005

NIJ Advisory Notice #01-2005: Poly-p-phenylene benzobisoxazole (PBO or Zylon®) (Aug. 24, 2005)