Saturday, July 21, 2007

Recall: WINCHESTER® 22 Long Rifle RIMFIRE AMMUNITION

Olin Corporation, through its Winchester Division, is recalling several lots of rimfire ammunition.
SUPER-X® HIGH VELOCITY (Symbol X22LR) and POWER-POINT® (Symbol X22LRPP)

Lot Numbers containing Letters: XN, YA, YB or YC

Through extensive evaluation Winchester has determined the above lots of SUPER-X HIGH VELOCITY (X22LR) and POWER-POINT (X22LRPP) 22 Long Rifle rimfire ammunition may contain double powder charges. Double powder charge weight ammunition may cause firearm damage, rendering the firearm inoperable, and subject the shooter to a risk of personal injury and/or death when fired.

DO NOT USE WINCHESTER SUPER-X HIGH VELOCITY (X22LR) or POWER-POINT (X22LRPP) 22 Long Rifle RIMFIRE AMMUNITION WITH LOT NUMBERS CONTAINING LETTERS XN, YA, YB or YC.
The ammunition Lot Number is imprinted (stamped without ink) on the outside of the right tuck flap of the 50-round box.

To determine if your ammunition is subject to this notice, review the Lot Number. If the Lot Number contains the letters XN, YA, YB or YC return the ammunition to Winchester via United Parcel Service (UPS). Securely pack the ammunition into a corrugated cardboard box, write “CARTRIDGES, SMALL ARMS ORM-D” on the outside, and ship to:

USA Customers
Olin Corp./Winchester Division
Tile Warehouse
Powder Mill Road, Gate 4A
East Alton, IL 62024
Attention: 22LR Recall

Canadian Customers
Olin Corp./Winchester Division
c/o HSL Warehousing
739 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, ON K9J 7S4
Attention: 22LR Recall

International Customers
Contact Winchester via web:
www.winchester.com/international22recall

If you have any questions concerning this recall please call toll-free 866-423-5224 (U.S. & Canada), write to the above address, or visit our website at www.winchester.com.

3 comments:

Matt said...

Good job on making this type of information available to people, like me, who otherwise might miss it.

Jon said...

Good post! I have to go and check my .22 ammo!

Othmar Vohringer said...

That’s what I did, the moment I read this I went and checked all my .22 boxes, what a relief, my ammo boxes are all fine. Hope yours too Jon. Imagine what a double powder charge could do to our .22 rifles and faces when fired.

-Othmar Vohringer-

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