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Bullet Proof Vest for Kids reach shelves online
US school shooting prompts demand for child-friendly body armor
On December 14, 2012, twenty school children aged four and five along with six teachers were gunned down by gunman Adam Lanza who carried out the attack armed with a semiautomatic rifle as well as two handguns and a shotgun. The event sent shock waves through the United States and especially parents anxious that their children have protection from future gun crime at schools. The attack is one of over thirty that have hit US schools in the last twenty years.
Traditionally only worn by police, army and those working in the security industries, bullet proof vests are usually made of kevlar a material of multi layered synthetic strands that was first pioneered around thirty five years ago as a replacement for steel in racing tires. Experts say is around five times the strength of steel. The increase in gun crime particularly in the United States has meant production has increased and diversified.
Parents seeking a bullet proof vest for sale for their children now can now choose from a range of colorful designs and patterns that children can wear as jackets, and even school bags.
The new product line has been made available by Israel-catalog.com which stocks an extensive range including the most popular level 3A vest. CEO Shahar Geva says: "Each kevlar vest is made to be lightweight as possible and is designed to protect all upper parts of the body from the waist to the neck including the neck and providing 360 degree protection including sides, front and back."
He added: "There is no compromise in the standards in the vests made according to the standards of the Israeli army and tested and approved by the US National Institute of Justice. The Vest is waterproof, so it can be washed and worn as everyday school wear.
"We are seeing the emergence of a new product here, it is has been a challenge to make what has traditionally been a very heavy item suitable for children but the response has been very positive and sales are very high."
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