Zylon Body Armor Vests (Product Liability)
In April 2004, two class action lawsuits were filed against Armor Holdings in Florida state court by police organizations and individual police officers, alleging that the company’s ballistic-resistant soft body armor vests containing Zylon failed to meet safety and performance capability warranties. The plaintiffs alleged that Zylon, the protective fiber used in the vests, deteriorates over time, causing the vests to lose their protective qualities. Both lawsuits settled later that year with an agreement that established a vest exchange/refund program. The company estimated the program would cost approximately $19.4 million.
- Misconduct Type
- Consumer Affairs
- Enforcement Agency
- Contracting Party
- Court Type
- Date of Final Approval of Settlement
|Armor Holdings, Inc.||$19,400,000|
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