NIJ Safety Notice #02-2023: Protective Materials Technology, S.A. De D.V., PMT-BBS-III-A-2-2

Published April 17, 2023

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) hereby advises Protective Materials Technology, S.A. De D.V. ballistic-resistant body armor model PMT-BBS-III-A-2-2 has been permanently removed from the NIJ Compliant Products List due to unresolved safety concerns. Any armors of this model designation should be replaced as soon as possible.

NIJ encourages law enforcement and corrections officers to continue to wear their body armor until it is replaced. Wearing armor that may have reduced effectiveness is better than not wearing any armor.