Express Limited Warranty for Safariland™ Flexible Body Armor Vests Certified Under NIJ-0101.06
Safariland warrants that its “NIJ-06” flexible body armor vests (“Vests”) have been certified to comply with the National Institute of Justice’s (“NIJ”) Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor, NIJ Standard-0101.06 (July 2008), for the applicable NIJ threat level designated on each Vest’s label. For multi-threat (i.e., ballistic and stab resistant) Vests, Safariland also warrants that the Vests have been certified to comply with the NIJ’s Stab Resistance of Personal Body Armor, NIJ Standard-0115.00 (September 2000), for the applicable NIJ spike threat level designated on each Vest’s label.
For a period of sixty (60) months after the date of purchase, Safariland warrants that the ballistic panels of its Vests shall be free from defects in material and workmanship and shall comply with Safariland’s VestCheck™ used vest testing protocols for NIJ-06 ballistic performance (as set forth in the section titled “Safariland’s VestCheck™ Perforation Testing Program for NIJ STD-0101.06 Used Body Armor Vests” below). Vests should not be worn or used after the expiration of this warranty period (i.e., “useful life” period).
For a period of twelve (12) months after the date of issue, Safariland warrants that the outer carriers of its Vests shall be free from defects in material and workmanship.
Vests shall be always worn in accordance with Safariland’s Use & Care instructions contained in the applicable User Manual included with each Vest. The above warranties do not apply to any Vest that has been subjected to misuse, abuse, accident, neglect, unauthorized alteration, breakage, interruption, damage, improper storage or handling, or unauthorized repair or service.
The above warranties are the sole and exclusive warranties made by Safariland with respect to its Vests. They shall not be enlarged by any representations, descriptions, course of dealing, trade usage, technical advice, service, samples, models, or otherwise, nor shall they be altered or expanded by any acts, statements, or agreements of any dealer, employee, or agent of Safariland (other than by a duly authorized officer of Safariland).
SAFARILAND MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY; INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR MERCHANTABILITY.
In the event that Safariland determines that a Vest (or component) is defective during an applicable warranty period, Safariland agrees to (at its election) replace, repair, or issue a pro-rated purchase price credit for such product. All returns shall be made to Safariland’s factory and must include (1) proof of issue/purchase, and (2) documentation specifying the claimed defect and all relevant supporting information. A Return Authorization Number (RA) must be obtained from Safariland prior to returning the product.
IN NO EVENT SHALL SAFARILAND BE LIABLE FOR ANY PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, ANTICIPATED OR LOST PROFITS, INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF TIME, OR OTHER INDIRECT LOSSES OR EXPENSES THAT ARISE FROM ANY CAUSE RELATING TO ITS VESTS, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WHETHER IN TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY CONTRARY PROVISION, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF SAFARILAND (TOGETHER WITH THE LIABILITYOF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS) EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE ACTUALLY PAID FOR THE VEST THAT GIVES RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY. The foregoing disclaimers are subject to any applicable laws that regulate product warranties.
Safariland’s VestCheck™ Perforation Testing Program for
NIJ STD-0101.06 Used Body Armor Vests
In order to evaluate the on-going ballistic performance of its flexible
body armor vests (“Vests”), Safariland regularly conducts
perforation testing of its Used Vests across a broad spectrum of models,
ages, and wear categories.
Safariland tests its Used Vests in dry condition for perforations in
accordance with the P-BFS test protocols as specified in NIJ Standard-0101.06,
Section 7.8, at the Conditioned Armor Test Velocities (set forth in NIJ
Standard-0101.06, Table 4) for the test rounds specified for the applicable
NIJ threat level as indicated on the Vest’s label. The test will
be deemed satisfactory so long as there are no perforations of the ballistic
A Used Vest is not required or expected to meet any backface signature
thresholds. Backface signatures of the ballistic panels may be measured
and recorded by Safariland in the conduct of its perforation testing,
but such data shall be considered informational only and shall not be
considered for purposes of determining whether the Used Vest passes the
In the unlikely event of an unsatisfactory perforation test result,
Safariland shall conduct a detailed review of all applicable test data
and conditions, and shall implement such follow-on test protocols as may
be needed to determine the scope of any potential ballistic performance
issue(s) and causational factor(s) (e.g., test sample condition, environmental
factors, workmanship, materials, lot consistency, model design).
Implementation of the VestCheck Perforation Testing Program as regarding
the ballistic performance of any Used Vest shall be determined exclusively
by Safariland. Ballistic performance or other tests performed by a buyer,
user, government agency, laboratory, or any other party not expressly
authorized by Safariland shall not be valid for purposes of any warranty
or other representations made by Safariland.