DHB Industries Inc. agrees to pay $45 million over Zylon vests

By James Bernstein

Florida subsidiaries of Westbury-based DHB Industries Inc. have agreed to spend more than $45 million to settle nationwide class-action suits over body armor vests containing the fiber Zylon.

The Atlanta law firm of Carr, Tabb & Pope Llp said yesterday that the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court of Broward County, Fla., issued a final approval order granting a product recall and a replacement of the bullet-resistant vests manufactured by Point Blank Body Armor Inc. and Protective Apparel Corporation of America Inc.

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