Justice Department Investigates Hebron Maker of Combat Helmets

The Army recalled thousands of combat helmets after the Justice Department began investigating the helmet maker in Hebron, east of Columbus.

Army officials said Monday they recalled 44,000 combat helmets made by ArmorSource after tests showed the helmets would not protect a soldier against a rare but “worst case scenario” of being hit by multiple bullets at a specific angle.

On the company’s web site, ArmorSource says the government has not contacted them about the recall, but the company will cooperate in the investigation. The company says its Advanced Combat Helmets have “been adopted as standard issue for all troops deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan operations theatres.”

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