Posted on October 23, 2017
Point Blank Enterprises, Inc., a privately held business headquartered in Pompano Beach, Florida, announced today that a lawsuit had been filed against it, by attorneys representing two police associations and three officers who are members of one of the associations, in a putative class action case alleging that shoulder straps of self-suspending ballistic system vests wear out over time with use.
Point Blank noted that with millions of vests sold, no officer has been injured as a result of the manufacturing and/or design defect the plaintiffs allege, and in fact many officers’ lives have been saved as a result of wearing Point Blank Body Armor over the past 44-years. Point Blank Body Armor is the most popular body armor worn by officers today with the largest agencies in the country today using Point Blank Body Armor as the personal protection of choice.
Point Blank disputes the plaintiffs’ allegations and claims raised in the case, which is pending in the Southern District of Florida, and strongly believes that the allegations do not support the putative class claims against the Company. Point Blank will vigorously defend itself against the lawsuit and has hired outside counsel to assist in this matter. The Company has retained outside Counsel on the matter through the law firms of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, and Berger Singerman LLP.
Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Gaston, stated, “Our reputation has proven with more than 40 years of experience and expertise saving and protecting lives of law enforcement officers, soldiers, sailors and marines of the United States of America, that Point Blank provides a high performance, quality body armor product. We stand behind the performance, the durability and the safety of those products, and we appreciate and value our end-users as they protect and defend the United States and our communities. Point Blank is committed to customer service, and has a process in place for reviewing customer complaints and warranty claims regarding Point Blank products and working directly with its customers to resolve any issues in a timely manner. We appreciate your continued support of Point Blank products and remain dedicated to customer satisfaction.”