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 corrective action plan that the applicant has implemented 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 and a subsequent FIT of the same armor model has successfully been completed. When the Advisory Notice is closed, the affected model(s) are restored to the CPL.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Advisory and Safety Notices shown on these pages contain program contact and website information that were accurate at the time the notices were issued. Please note that as of July 1, 2019 the contact information for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Compliance Testing Program (CTP) is as stated in the contact section.
NIJ Compliance Testing Program (NIJ CTP)
P.O. Box 12194
3040 E. Cornwallis Road
Hermann Building, Room 216
Research Triangle Park,
Active Non-compliance and Safety Notices:
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