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Soldier Helmet Recall

5 years ago May 17, 2010 May 17, 2010 Monday, May 17 2010 Monday, May 17, 2010 10:59:10 AM EDT in News
Source: AP

A Justice Dept. investigation last week led to an army recall of 44,000 combat helmets.

The army decided to retest helmets after learning about a legal probe into an Ohio-based military contractor called ArmorSource.  Army officials said the tests showed the helmets would not protect a soldier against a rare but "worst case scenario" of being hit by multiple gun shots at a specific angle.

Army officials say they don't know of any injuries relates to the recalled helmets. They have been distributes to soldiers worldwide. Some have already been discovered in Afghanistan.

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