Legal Probe Leads To Army Helmet Recall

Army says recall of 44,000 combat helmets last week resulted from Justice Department investigation into Ohio-based military contractor called ArmorSource.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army says its recall of 44,000 combat helmets last week resulted from a Justice Department investigation into an Ohio-based military contractor called ArmorSource.

The Army told reporters Monday it decided to retest the helmets after learning about the legal probe. Army officials said the tests showed that the helmets would not protect a solider against a rare but "worst case scenario" of being hit by multiple gun shots at a specific angle.

Army officials say they don't know of any injuries related to the recalled helmets, which have been distributed to soldiers worldwide. Some have been discovered already in Afghanistan.

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