The United States Army has initiated a recall of 44,000 Advanced Combat Helmets made by Hebron, Ohio-based manufacturer ArmorSource, LLC (formerly Rabinex, LLC). According to sources familiar with the recall, the defective helmets do not provide adequate ballistic protection and have failed to meet the military's quality standards. It is estimated that the Army issued 20,000 of the helmets to its soldiers, while 24,000 were issued to the Air Force and U.S. Navy.
Some believe that a Department of Justice investigation will be launched soon to investigate the accusations of defective material use, improper manufacturing practices, and faulty quality-control procedures on the part of ArmorSource, LLC. Soldiers are encouraged to check the manufacturer's label on the inside of their helmets to determine if they have a defective ACH.
Defective products can pose a serious threat to an individual's health and livelihood. For more information on the ArmorSource helmet recall, contact the Tucson product liability attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C at 800-639-8460 today.