AR500 Armor Recalls Level III Body Armor Due to Risk of Gunshot Injury or Death

Approximately 10,000 units are included in the recall

AR500 Armor Level III Body Armor recall
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June 10, 2016

AR500 Armor has announced a recall affecting its Level III Body Armor. The recalled body armor can fail to meet performance requirements, allowing a bullet to penetrate, posing a risk of gunshot injury or death.

This recall involves AR500 Armor Level III body armor, including chest plates, side plates and ABS panels. The black, steel-core body armor is rated for protection against rifle calibers up to 7.62X51 M80 Ball (.308) at 2,800 feet per second. AR500 Armor is printed on a white label on the back side of the armor.

Only AR500 Level III body armor with a manufacture date code of February 2016 or March 2016 is included in the recall.

The recalled Level III Body Armor was sold though AR500 Armor dealers and directly to customers and online at from February 2016 through March 2016 for between $30 and $110.

To date, no incidents or injuries related to this recall have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled body armor and contact the firm for instructions to receive replacement armor. AR500 will contact all known purchasers of the affected products.

For additional information on this recall, contact AR500 Armor by phone at (844) 887-8824.

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