NIJ Safety Notice #05-2024: Coplatex Industria e Comercio de Tecidos Ltda model Prot 035/19

Published March 20th, 2024

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) hereby advises Coplatex Industria e Comercio de Tecidos ballistic-resistant body armor model Prot 035/19 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.