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By Patrick Danner, The Miami Herald Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Dec. 31--The Defense Department's inspector general found no defects in the protective vests made by the military contractor Point Blank Body Armor, putting to rest allegations made by some company employees.
The review was launched last year when 14 striking Point Blank workers accused the company of using old ballistic material in vests, passing off lesser-grade protective gear as higher quality and sewing wrong sizing labels into vests.
The workers' sworn statements prompted Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, to ask the …