NIJ Safety Notice #03-2024: Carolina Performance Fabrics S.A. de C.V. model CP 3K00

Published March 19th, 2024

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) hereby advises Carolina Performance Fabrics S.A. de C.V. ballistic-resistant body armor model CP 3K00 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.