Published March 10, 2021
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) hereby advises that Hesco Armor, Inc., model 4600, has been permanently removed from the NIJ Compliant Products List due to unresolved safety concerns.
Any armors with this model designation should be replaced as soon as possible.
NIJ encourages law enforcement and corrections officers to continue to wear their body armor until it is replaced. Wearing armor that may have reduced effectiveness is better than not wearing any armor.