Stab Proof Vest ‘STABVEST’ or NEW STAB VESTS

Recall published
2007-12-31
Brand
Product title
Stab Proof Vest ‘STABVEST’ or NEW STAB VESTS
Product description
Stab vest consisting of front and back covers (sleeveless) with velcro secures over shoulder straps and side straps. The vest covers the front and back torso. The vest is made up of an outer black or white cover material with inner front and back panels. The inner panels are olive green panels and inside these there are fourteen sheets of yellow course weave Aramid (Kevlar) per panel. The olive green panels have been previously removed from ex German Army flak jackets and will still bear the original German makers mark on labelling attached to the panels or stencilled directly on the panels. There is no outer packaging other than a cardboard box. There are no instructions for the product.
Risk
The product poses a serious risk of injuries because fourteen layers of aramid are not sufficient on their own to give protection against even a very low level (below 10 joules of energy) knife stab attack. It is not suitable (without treatment such as resin bonding or the addition of chain mail) for use as knife protection as the fibres can easily be parted and cut by a knife.
Measures taken
Batch number / barcode
Model number
‘KR1 EQUIVALENT’ or ‘KR1 STAB /PENETRATION PROOF’.
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Injuries
Country of origin
United Kingdom
RAPEX Reference
0005/08
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
United Kingdom

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