Recall list for ammunition and firearms …check this page occasionally to see new additions.
Winchester – A voluntary recall has been initiated for M22, .22 long rifle, 40-grain, Black Copper plated round nose rimfire ammunition. Symbol on package: S22LRT with lot numbers GD42L or GD52L. It has been determined by Winchester that the lots aforementioned may contain double powder charges, which would be 80 grain loads that could cause serious injury and/or death to the shooter or bystanders, making the firearm inoperable. Winchester has issued a nation-wide consumer recall to ammunition dealers/resellers.
The notice, warning, only applies to aforementioned symbol number and lot numbers. Any further information can be obtained at Winchester website.
Ruger – Ruger American rimfire rifles using .22 WMRF (.22 Magnum) and .17 HMR is involved in a product safety warning with a recall notice that applies to the aforementioned firearms manufactured between November 17th, 2013 and January 8th, 2014. It has been determined that those rifles were manufactured without a vent hole, which serves as a safety feature allowing gas to vent in case of a ruptured case or bore obstruction. The serial number range is #830-34831 to 830-43880. Rifles produced outside that range are not affected. Ruger has ensured that those rifles will be repaired by their company by adding a venting hole. For self-assurance, you can inspect your Ruger rifle and determine whether it has a vent hole or not. Look on the left side of the receiver and just below the serial number at the end of the number and before the Ruger symbol there should be a small hole. If there is no hole, contact Ruger and get information on the procedures for returning your rifle for modification. Of course, Ruger will repair it for free and pay all shipping costs both ways. To learn more, visit Ruger website.
Browning – It has been discovered that there is a small percentage of AB3 Composite Stalker bolt action rifles (A-Bolt III) that has experienced problems. Call Browning at 1-800-945-5372 if you own an AB3 Composite Stalker for more details and determination.
Remington: April 11, 2014, Remington Arms Company announced a recall of Model 700 (see lawsuit) and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro triggers, manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014. Reason is that Remington engineers has determined that Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with XMP triggers may unintentionally discharge due to excess bonding agent used in assembly process. Toll Free Hotline: 1-800-243-9700, use menu prompt #3 and then prompt #1), Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm EST. On May 8th, ABC reported that Richard Barber filed lawsuit in the death of his son, shot when a Model 700 bolt-action rifle his mother was unloading (in 2000) discharged. Remington assured the public in 2010 that the trigger mechanism has been free from any defect since it was first produced. Model 700 is one of the popular rifles in the Remington line with more than 5 million sold. I would like to note here that if the firearm has been "unloaded" and pointing in a safe direction like in the Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety - the weapon would have discharged without injuring (in this case, killing) anyone. A long time ago I was at a firing bench on a private range when my partner's .22-caliber lever-action Marlin discharged while loading - because the person did not have it on safety and accidentally pulled the trigger. If the weapon was not pointing straight up, it would have discharged and hurt someone. Firearm safety is important at ALL times as well as common sense thinking. There was nothing wrong with the firearm, just the person had his fingers on or near the trigger - with a round in the chamber when loading - AND the safety was not engaged. The Remington XMP trigger did have a problem, but if the firearm is properly aimed in a safe direction, discharge will startle people, but no one will be injured or hurt. Safety cannot be overemphasized. [See update]
Hornady: Recalling one lot of 9mm 135gr +P Hornady Critical Duty ammunition, Item #90226, Lot #3141635. The lot shipment date between 6-5-14 and 7-16-14. www.hornady.com/in-the-news/product-recalls.
Remington: R51 subcompact pistol was featured here at Old Glory Gunsmith Shoppe. It featured lower recoil, lower muzzle rise and better accuracy/concealability; fashioned from the design of an older model once in production. However, it has been found that in field use and customer reports, there are performance issues. Production was ceased in July 2014 and is expected to resume in October, after re-testing is conducted to ensure that the pistols are safe and meets Remington's usual performance. Remington has declared that the complications may have occurred during transition from prototype to mass production.Anyone who purchased an R51 may return it and receive a new R51 pistol, along with two additional magazines and a custom Pelican case by calling Remington at 800-243-9700. The new R51 will be the same quality Remington test pistols that performed flawlessly.
Ruger: Recalling SR-556VT rifles have an improperly heat-treated disconnector (by vendor), which will result in premature wearing; which in turn could result in an unsafe operating condition. No incidents have been reported and Ruger is recalling the those rifles for disconnector replacement as a precaution. The disconnector is used only in the two-stage trigger system found in model SR-556VT – and NO other models are subject to recall. If your rifle looks like picture below, contact Newport Customer Service Department at 603-865-2442.Ruger will arrange for the return of your rifle for a new disconnector installation, paying all shipping costs and expect to return it within two weeks of receiving it. As a compensation for the inconvenience, the returned rifle will include a magazine valued at $24.95 at no charge. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and detailed instructions to return rifle free of charge and receive free magazine.Any further details regarding products mentioned above will be posted here at a later date, as well as any more recalls of firearms, ammunition and related products. See important safety rules.
Walther has had a recall notice for Walther PK380, .380 ACP pistols that were manufactured from May of 2012 to September 2012, serial numbers from PK 101201 to PK 112155. I have posted this for those owning the Walther of that period or those who have or are thinking of purchasing a used Walther PK380. The Walther remedy and action to be taken is:STOP USING YOUR PISTOL, and UNLOAD IT IMMEDIATELY, exercising EXTREME CARE in doing so AND RETURN IT TO WALTHER ARMS, INC. AT ONCE. Any unintended discharge of a firearm has the potential for causing injury or even death, and we ask that you stop using your pistol immediately. When unloading your pistol, please take extreme care to ensure that your firearm is pointed in a safe direction. Your pistol will be repaired at no cost to you. Your firearm will be returned as quickly and efficiently as possible. All shipping and repair costs will be covered by Walther Arms, Inc.A pre-paid Fedex shipping label will be provided to send your qualifying PK380 in for recall repair. We will also provide you important shipment instructions so that your return process goes smoothly. There are 3 steps to the process and it will take approximately 5-10 minutes for you to complete. CLICKHERE to start the Return Process.Those with multiple firearms that are recalled, contact 479-242-8500 or send an email.Smith & Wesson also identified a condition of certain PPK and PPK/S pistols back in 2009. If you are purchasing a used Walther of these models, visit the safety recall notice.
G2 Research’s .45 ACP R.I.P. ammunition for Glock users.
We have received some comments that the current issue 45 RIP is not compatible with Glock and its unsupported chambers. Due to this, we have revised our design to solve this issue. If you have a Glock .45, please call 678-533-2033 Ext 4 or email us through our website for a free replacement of your ammo. Check the inside of your .45 RIP box for a date. Do not use July- Nov through a Glock. This does not affect any other caliber or handgun.
Weatherby has issued a Product Safety Recall for the SA-08 28-gauge semi-automatic shotgun. The affected shotguns display serial numbers on the receiver ranging from AN00001-AN02802.
Taurus has issued a recall for the Curve pistol that has no bearing on safety or quality. It seems that some pistols left their facility without the caliber marking, required by federal firearm manufacturing laws.
Winchester SXP Shotguns and Safety Review
Remington Model 700 Settlement Update