(MHS NEWS) — The Army recall of 44,000 Advanced Combat Helmets that were issued to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan is the result of a Department of Justice investigation as well as independent tests that show the helmets do not meet Army standards, military officials say.
Army officials say the recalled helmets are not a “direct risk” to soldiers.
Army Brig. Gen. Peter Fuller told reporters today that while the helmets failed to meet Army standards, there is no evidence that any soldier was ever harmed from their use. The recalled helmets provided a safe degree of protection, Fuller said, but they were “just not up to our standards.” The Army, he said, is withdrawing the helmets from the field.