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Recalled Army helmets came from area company | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 12 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from May 17, 2010, titled Recalled Army helmets came from area company | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

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

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Gordon Shumway

United States

#1 May 17, 2010
What an embarrassment.

Obviously, we don't have all of the facts yet but the appearance of impropriety is there otherwise, the Army would not have recalled the helmets. Why else was the company being investigated?

If in fact the helmets do not meet minimum standards, then they, the company, should be held accountable for their actions, in addition, be responsible for any injuries or deaths resulting from the ineffective equipment.

“God doesn't like ugly!”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#2 May 17, 2010
ok, so this is the rest of the "raid story" Must have been some non disclosures , since there are 2 articles...thanx for finshing it up

United States

#3 May 17, 2010
Who knows what is really happening ... This could be a case where the Lobbyist wasn't paid enough money or a retired Officer of the military wasn't paid enough money to keep the contract . There is so much ' BS ' involved in military contracts that more money goes into private pockets than what the actually company charges for doing the work . The quality is there but maybe the ' BS ' hasn't been taken care of .

Columbus, OH

#4 May 17, 2010
generally, the design and how made are specified by the Army so the question is:

Did the Army goof in its design and specifications (no fault of the contractor) or did the contractor not build them as required (then have to decide if was intentional to make more profit or a qualty control defect)
The Holy Catholic Mary

Lorain, OH

#5 May 17, 2010
No doubt made by Amish craftsman.

If it's brown, flush it down.

Groveport, OH

#6 May 17, 2010
I am so damned sick of the corruption and pay offs going on in this country involving the Dems and the Reps that I just want to scream. Lord is there no one above corruption left out there. I am still pissed that they sent unarmoured vehicles to these damn countries to begin with. If we can't trust our government than who can we trust? Oh, that's right Thomas Jefferson warned us about trusting our government. Watch them all they have sold us out to the highest bidder. Obama, Clinton, the Bushs they are all of the same stripe, out for themselves and their parties. Watch your step and keep alert!

Columbus, OH

#7 May 17, 2010
Because the company had no idea about the recall untill it appeared in the Dispatch it sounds like it may not be their mistake. It may be that the specs furnished did not cover the problem discovered.
We should wait until official notice is detailed until we start blaming a local company.
I know one of the owners and he would Not send out a product which did not meet or exceed specifications... Let's hold criticism until we hear the whole story...

Somerset, KY

#8 May 17, 2010
Guess who is last in line to know? The soldier boy. pathetic
Goldman Sachs

Reynoldsburg, OH

#9 May 17, 2010
Are they outsource the work to China?

Somerset, KY

#10 May 17, 2010
Goldman Sachs wrote:
Are they outsource the work to China?
no, all the parts were made in china. The Hebron plant just "assembled" the product. Then they can call it American made. Then the taxpayer gets billed twice. Then all our jobs are in..... you get it.

Columbus, OH

#11 May 17, 2010
I agree. Let's not judge a local company trying to survive. Let all the facts surface before you form an opinion
During a different

Columbus, OH

#12 May 17, 2010
investigation of another Mfg a few years back, the density of the kevlar weave was questioned and found to be not up to military contracted specs.
Impacting/affecting over over 2 million helmets.

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