AR500 Armor® Level III Body Armor Recall (Plates Shipped between February 23rd 2016 and March 23rd 2016)

AR500 Armor® is voluntarily recalling and replacing, at no cost to our customers, Level III body armor that was shipped between February 23rd 2016 and March 23rd 2016 with a manufacture date of February 2016 or March 2016. Only this armor is being recalled. The body armor can fail to meet Level III standards, increasing the risk of a bullet penetrating the armor causing injury or death. Customers with potentially affected level III products should immediately stop use of the product until you hear more from us.  AR500 Armor® has identified almost all of the customers who were shipped the recalled plates and will be shipping replacement plates to all of those customers today. Upon receipt of your replacement plates, it is very important that you return the old plates to AR500 Armor® following the instructions on the box. It is illegal to sell recalled products. 

This recall and replacement is necessary because a supplier of some certified ballistic grade steel failed to disclose to AR500 Armor that some of its steel failed certain ballistic tests until after the body armor had been distributed.AR500 Armor® has been working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission since March 26th, 2016 to approve and initiate this recall.

Upon the return of the recalled plates, a $40 web store credit will be issued to you.

If you have Level III plates with the February or March 2016 manufacture date and do not receive replacements or want to verify whether you will receive replacement plates contact us at the toll free number listed below.

Toll-free at 844-887-8824 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at

Date of manufacture can be found in the back of the body armor plate:

AR500 Level III Body Armor Recall