Tactec Plate Carriers recalled over quick release system failure

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The cable in the quick release system can separate from the handle

5.11 Inc. is recalling 45,170 of its 56100 Tactec Plate Carriers because they may not be able to be removed quickly. The product is used by consumers, law enforcement, and first responders in combination with ballistic vests or as plate carriers for weight training with non-ballistic plates. 

5.11 issued a recall because a cable in the quick release system in the plate carrier can separate from the handle. This could prevent the plate carrier from being swiftly removed in an emergency, increasing the chance of an injury.

The company has received two reports of the quick release system cable separating from the handle, but no injuries have been reported thus far.

What to do

Consumers who own the product are advised to stop using it immediately and to contact 5.11 for a free replacement for the cable system. 

Customers can contact 5.11 toll-free at 866-451-1726 from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday. More information about the recall is also posted on the company’s website here.

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