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WARNING - Poduct Recall Alerts

  • 25-01-2012 12:39pm
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    Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 40,053 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sparks


    Courtesy of the DoJ (who are the Irish point of contact for this sort of information):
    Concerning: RS05 Magnum calibre
    Dear Sirs,

    1) We regret having to inform you about a problem regarding the straight-pull bolt action rifle RSO5 with barrels of the type 300WinMagnum and regarding the 7mm Remington Magnum with barrels of the type “Magnum” and regarding the usage of the corresponding ammunition of the calibre “Magnum”. According to our market monitoring the fastener (chamber) can suddenly come out when under high pressure. This rarely occurs and the reasons are as yet unidentified. It may lead to the shooter being injured, possibly seriously, and may also damage the rifle. Also, persons in close vicinity to the shooter can be endangered, especially if these are behind said person. In principle the outcome could be fatal, although that has not yet occurred.

    2) At this stage we are not in a position to determine how such accidents can occur with the RSO5 using the ammunition of the type “Magnum” and the corresponding barrels of the type “Magnum”.

    3) Accidents with the RSO5 are rare as many of our customers are satisfied with “our” straight-pull bolt action rifle and we presume they use the rifle frequently. It is not clear under what conditions this absolutely atypical reaction and the resulting injuries can occur. Normally the RSO5 functions faultlessly.

    4) For the time being and as a precaution we recommend not buying/using the RSO5 with barrels of the type 300 WinMagnum or the 7mm Remington Magnum with barrels of the type “Magnum” for an indefinite period, and also especially not using cartridges of the calibre “Magnum”.

    5)
    We ask you to pass on this warning verifiably to all your customers who have bought or use such rifles or barrels.

    6) The RSO5 can be fitted with various barrels for various calibres. Up to now no accidents with the RSO5 when using other barrels or calibres have been reported. Our warning therefore does not concern rifles which are used solely with other barrels.

    7) We recommend that any rifles used in the past with barrels and ammunition of the type/calibre “Magnum” as well as with any other barrels for smaller calibres be sent to us, the manufacturers, for checking and servicing regardless of the choice of calibre before further usage. We also recommend this in cases where rifles were used with barrels and ammunition of the type “Magnum” and are going to be used with other barrels for smaller calibres. This should be done before any further usage.

    8) Included in this warning for servicing are all rifles of type RSO5 which were purchased from our company within the last two years. These will be checked free of charge by our company and we will take over any transport costs. Costs incurred by dealers for manipulating the rifles will not be borne. Customers who are interested in this offer are asked to hand over the rifle with barrels, magazine and trigger, unloaded and secured, to the dealer where said rifle and accessories were purchased. It must be properly packed with the full name and delivery address, telephone number and email address (if any) of the sender. The dealer will be asked to send the rifles and any parts to the appropriate wholesaler for the country. These will be collected and once there is a sufficient number they shall be sent to us:
    HMS Präzisionstechnik GmbH,
    Gewerbestraße 11,
    5301 Eugendorf,
    Austria,
    Europe.
    The customer can of course contact the appropriate wholesaler directly. This is recommendable for cases where any kind of authorisation is needed for sending the rifles and its parts. The rifle will be returned the same way.

    We would be grateful for a short written statement regarding the usage of the rifle and how many shots approximately have been fired, and how many with ammunition of the calibre “Magnum”.

    If a rifle was bought from us more than two years ago we will service it free of charge as a one-off. The costs for transportation and the dealer’s costs shall be borne by the customer.

    The servicing and inspection entails the opening and shutting of the fastener, visually inspecting all parts for possible signs of wear or damage and also adjusting and cleaning the rifle.

    The servicing takes two months at the most after receiving the rifle. The rifles will be serviced in the order that we receive them. Rifles which are sent to us after 30/6/2012 will not be inspected and serviced free of charge. The present inspection and servicing offer ends with this date.

    Should any rifles which are no longer guaranteed need repairing, we will send an estimate and the customer can decide within a month if the rifle is to be repaired subject to charge. If there is no repair order the rifle will be returned unrepaired. In the case of guarantee (if the rifle was bought from us within the last two years) or in the case of a guarantee commitment which has come into effect, we will of course carry out any necessary repair free of charge.

    9) This warning and the call for servicing is without precedent for the legal and factual
    situation and is a mere precautionary measure. No guarantee of any kind will be given. In addition, no compensation will be offered or given in particular for loss of hunting pleasure, frustrated hunting holidays, shootings missed out on, costs for substitute rifles, advisory costs etc.

    10) We assure you that the rifle prior to shipment has undergone all the usual tests with a positive outcome and that this rifle type is constantly being developed and tested. Up to now all tests have been passed, in particular the official firing. The rifle was thus technically up to date when it was bought, which according to us rules out guarantee and claims for errors and damage. The offer to inspect the purchased rifles and to service them at the same time is voluntary customer support and entails no obligations for us.

    11) As it cannot be excluded that handling errors by shooters lead to the above-
    mentioned type of accident, it is expressly and repeatedly stated that – as more or less with any other weapon – in particular
    • 60 seconds must pass after a failed shot prior to the opening of the rifle and that the rifle needs to be held in such a manner so that – in the event of the shot being released subsequently – nobody can be injured,
    • only a considerable time after the closing of the fastener the shot may be fired,
    • the repetition action (opening of the fastener) may only be started after the bullet has left the barrel and the pressure has been completely reduced,
    • only flawless ammunition may be used, paying special attention to correct storage, age, homogeneity of the propellant etc.,
    • in the case of excessive heat generation in the barrel and the casing further shots may not be fired until these have cooled down,
    • only the hydraulic oil or weapon oil recommended by the manufacturer may be used (alkaline or acid oils or any additives can attack the mechanism). Cleaning agents must be pH-neutral and suitable for treating the rifle,
    • the rifle must be allowed to recoil (it must not be jammed),
    • the rifle and ammunition must be treated carefully and especially bangs, contamination and atypical mechanical impacts must be avoided. If any of this happens the rifle and ammunition must be checked for correct functioning before being used again.

    All of the above is the sole responsibility of the shooter. From a safety point of view even the best technology cannot remedy wrong handling or maintenance or prevent accidents without affecting the functioning negatively. A (very low) remaining risk persists.

    These precaution measures must be adhered to especially regarding the handling of rifles of the type RSO5, irrespective of the calibre or barrel used.

    12) As soon as we have scientific results regarding the cause of the above-mentioned type of accident with barrels or ammunition of the type “Magnum” we shall inform you and your customers and – as far as possible – make recommendations as to how the safety level of the RSO5 can be increased so that this in all probability does not happen again.

    13) We will also endeavour in the future to analyse every accident and incident to
    determine the causes and, if necessary, react accordingly. In doing so we rely on
    the support and cooperation of our customers and dealers and would like to thank you advance for your understanding and assistance. We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused,

    With kind regards,
    HMS Präzisionstechnik GmbH

    At least one dealer in Ireland has taken delivery of affected firearms; the DoJ are still trying to contact that dealer, but in the meantime, check your firearms folks...


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,147 dev110


    Remington wrote:
    Warning

    DO NOT USE REMINGTON 270 WIN. 150 GRAIN SOFT POINT (SP) AMMUNITION WITH LOT NOS. N16SA24L, N16SA24R, N16SB24L, N16SB24R, N13SC24L, N13SC24R

    Remington has determined that six (6) Lot Numbers of its 270 Win. 150 Gr Soft Point Ammunition may have been improperly loaded. The six (6) Lot Numbers are identified above. Improper loading may cause a malfunction of the cartridge when the firearm is fired resulting in higher than normal pressures. This malfunction may result in damage to the firearm, serious personal injury or death.

    DO NOT USE
    REMINGTON 270 WIN. 150 GRAIN SOFT POINT (SP) AMMUNITION WITH LOT NOS. N16SA24L, N16SA24R, N16SB24L, N16SB24R, N13SC24L, N13SC24R

    To identify if you have one of these Lots of ammunition:

    * If you have a case of 270 Win 150 Gr Soft Point Ammunition, the Lot Number is stenciled on the outside of the case; and,
    * If you have a box of 270 Win 150 Gr Soft Point Ammunition, the Lot Number is stamped on the inside flap of the box.

    If you have any of this Remington 270 Win 150 Gr Soft Point Ammunition, as identified above, immediately discontinue use of this ammunition and contact Remington at the below telephone number. Remington will arrange for the return shipment of your ammunition and upon receipt will send you replacement ammunition at no cost to you. If you are unsure whether or not you have one or more of these Lots of ammunition or if you have mixed boxes of ammunition; please immediately discontinue the use of the ammunition and contact Remington at the below telephone number – we will replace this ammunition for you.

    For any consumer questions or instructions on how to return your Remington 270 Win. 150 Gr Soft Point Ammunition with one of the following Lot Numbers: N16SA24L, N16SA24R, N16SB24L, N16SB24R, N13SC24L, or N13SC24R, please contact the Remington Consumer Service Department at 1-800-243-9700 , Prompt #4.

    The only Remington 270 Win 150 Gr Soft Point Ammunition affected by this recall has one of the following Lot Numbers: N16SA24L, N16SA24R, N16SB24L, N16SB24R, N13SC24L, or N13SC24R. No other Lots or ammunition are affected.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    Safety First
    Always observe the Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety and wear approved eye and ear protection anytime you are shooting.

    May 18, 2012

    There were no countries mentioned so best to check your ammo and make sure.


  • Registered Users Posts: 428 ✭✭ EWQuinn


    Consumer Product Notification
    Remington Rimfire: 22 Thunderbolt® TB-22A
    22 Long Rifle Ammunition
    Remington has determined that two specific lot codes of Remington 22Thunderbolt® ammunition may contain rounds with an insufficient crimp on the bullet. This issue is specific only to lot numbers: S22BB1237 and S22BC1237. Handling or loading this 22 Thunderbolt® ammunition could result in the separation of the bullet from the shell casing. In certain situations, this occurrence could render the firearm inoperable.

    If you have recently purchased a box, brick, or case of Remington 22Thunderbolt® ammunition with the specific lot numbers: S22BB1237 or S22BC1237, Remington will exchange this ammunition at no charge. For questions, or to arrange for exchange and replacementofthis 22 Thunderbolt® ammunition, please contact the Remington Customer Service staff at: 1-800-243-9700, Prompt #3.

    Remington would like to apologize for any inconveniences or concerns that this issue may have created for our customers. We thank you for your continued support of Remington firearms and ammunition products.


  • Registered Users Posts: 110 ✭✭ Lemon3


    Not sure if any of this stuff made it here but just to be on the safe side...



    PRODUCT WARNING AND RECALL NOTICE

    WINCHESTER® 22 LONG RIFLE RIMFIRE AMMUNITION

    PRODUCT RECALL OF WINCHESTER 22 LONG RIFLE RIMFIRE AMMUNITION

    1/28/2014

    Olin Corporation, through its Winchester Division, is recalling two (2) lots of M*22™ 22 Long Rifle 40 Grain Black Copper Plated Round Nose rimfire ammunition.

    Symbol Number: S22LRT
    Lot Numbers: GD42L and GD52L
    Winchester has determined the above lots of 22 Long Rifle rimfire ammunition may contain double powder charges. Ammunition with double powder charges may subject the shooter or bystanders to a risk of serious personal injury and/or death, or cause firearm damage, rendering the firearm inoperable.

    DO NOT USE WINCHESTER® M*22™ 22 Long Rifle RIMFIRE AMMUNITION WITH LOT NUMBERS GD42L or GD52L. The ammunition Lot Number is imprinted (stamped without ink) on the left tuck flap of the 500-round carton as indicated here. The 1000-round intermediate carton does not have a Lot Number.

    To determine if your ammunition is subject to this notice, review the Symbol Number and Lot Number. If it is Symbol Number S22LRT with a Lot Number containing GD42L or GD52L immediately discontinue use and contact Winchester toll-free at 866-423-5224 or visit http://www.winchester.com/Product-Service/Pages/Contact-Us.aspx for free UPS pick-up of the recalled ammunition.

    This notice applies only to Symbol Number S22LRT with Lot Numbers GD42L and GD52L. Other Symbol Numbers or Lot Numbers are not subject to this recall.

    If you have any questions concerning this 22 Long Rifle rimfire ammunition recall please call toll-free 866-423-5224, write to Winchester (600 Powder Mill Road, East Alton, IL 62024 Attn: S22LRT Recall), or contact Winchester Customer Support online.

    We apologize for this inconvenience.

    WINCHESTER


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass


    Not sure off its relevance to Irish users, but this was brought to my attention (thanks E90) so if anyone is using it please read the notice.

    Thanks.


    Winchester .22 rimfire ammo recall.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 196 ✭✭ DMW22


    http://xmprecall.remington.com/
    Remington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) is voluntarily recalling
    Remington Model 700™ and Model Seven™ rifles with X-Mark Pro® (“XMP®”) triggers,
    manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014.
    Remington has determined that some Model 700 and
    Model Seven rifles with XMP triggers could, under certain circumstances, unintentionally
    discharge. A Remington investigation has determined that some XMP triggers might have
    excess bonding agent used in the assembly process. While Remington has the utmost confidence
    in the design of the XMP trigger, it is undertaking this recall in the interest of consumer safety to
    remove any potential excess bonding agent applied in the assembly process


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass


    Thanks to IrishTarget for the heads up.


    Remington has announced a recall of some models of the 887 shotgun that were manufactured between December 19th 2013 and November 24, 2014.

    The firing can "bind" in the forward position meaning everytime a new round is racked it could cause an unintentional discharge.

    Here is the info on Remington website.
    SAFETY WARNING AND RECALL NOTICE
    PRODUCT SAFETY WARNING AND RECALL NOTICE


    REMINGTON MODEL 887™ SHOTGUN RECALL





    PRODUCTS: Remington is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 887™ shotguns manufactured from December 1, 2013 to November 24, 2014.

    DESCRIPTION OF THE HAZARD: Remington has determined that some Remington Model 887™ shotguns manufactured between December 19, 2013 and November 24, 2014 may exhibit a defect causing the firing pin to bind in the forward position within the bolt, which can result in an unintentional discharge when chambering a live round. While Remington has the utmost confidence in the design of the 887™ shotgun, it is undertaking this recall in the interest of consumer safety.

    REMEDY/ACTION TO BE TAKEN: STOP USING YOUR SHOTGUN. Any unintended discharge has the potential to cause injury or death. Immediately cease use of recalled shotguns and return them to Remington free of charge. Shotguns will be inspected, repaired, tested, and returned as soon as possible, at no cost to you. DO NOT attempt to diagnose or repair recalled shotguns yourself. For your safety, STOP USING YOUR SHOTGUN and immediately contact Remington.



    TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS RECALL PROGRAM:



    To participate in the recall, please follow the instructions below:

    • STEP 1 Visit 887recall.remington.com or call 1-800-243-9700 (Prompt #3 then Prompt #2) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. You will be asked to provide your name, address, telephone number, and shotgun(s) serial number.
    • STEP 2 Upon receipt of the information requested in Step 1, Remington will send you boxes and written instructions, and arrange for UPS to pick-up your shotgun(s). Please do not return your shotgun on your own. Remington will arrange for pick-up of your Model 887™.


    VERIFICATION OF CORRECTIVE ACTION: Upon repair of your shotgun, you will note a punch mark on the bolt (see photo below). This mark confirms your shotgun has been inspected and repaired by Remington under the recall program.

    bolt-inspection-mark.ashx

    Remington has also corrected the manufacturing process to eliminate this potential firing pin problem in shotguns manufactured after November 24, 2014. Shotguns manufactured after November 24, 2014 will also have a punch mark on the bolt.

    Remington has also corrected the manufacturing process to eliminate this potential firing pin problem in shotguns manufactured after November 24, 2014. Shotguns manufactured after November 24, 2014 will also have a punch mark on the bolt.


    Even after your shotgun has been inspected and repaired under this recall program, always follow the Ten Commandments of Firearm safety, printed below, whenever you handle any firearm.



    The Ten Commandments of Firearms Safety

    1. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
    2. Firearms should be unloaded when not actually in use.
    3. Don't rely on your gun's safety.
    4. Be sure of your target and what's beyond it.
    5. Use proper ammunition.
    6. If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, handle with care.
    7. Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting.
    8. Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before shooting.
    9. Don't alter or modify your gun and have it serviced regularly.
    10. Learn the mechanical and handling characteristics of the firearm you are using.


    Remington is deeply sorry for this inconvenience, but we believe in safety first. It is imperative that Model 887™ shotguns subject to this recall are not used until they have been inspected and repaired by Remington.

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 40,053 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sparks


    DoJ were in touch today about the 887 recall guys, some new information:
    Remington Model 887™ shotguns manufactured between 1st December 2013 and 24th
    November 2014 by Remington Arms Company LLC (USA have been identified as exhibiting a
    possible fault which might impact on the safe use of the firearm. Remington has determined
    that in some Remington Model 887™ shotguns manufactured between 1st December
    2013 and 24th November 2014, the firing pin may bind in the forward position within the bolt,
    which can result in an unintentional discharge when chambering a live round. This may occur
    when the safety mechanism is in place.
    Any unintended discharge has the potential to cause
    injury or death. An important factor in the consequence of any unintended discharge is
    whether the user was following basic safe gun-handling practice. Remington has
    implemented a recall and will replace the bolt in affected shotguns. It has stopped
    manufacture of the Model 887™ shotguns and is no longer using the same method to test the
    Model 887™ shotguns.

    Affected products can be identified by their serial numbers. Owners can enter the serial
    number of their Model 887 shotgun on the website http://887recall.remington.com/ to
    establish if it is an affected unit.

    It has been determined that 5 of these shotguns were shipped to Ireland via the approved
    Remington agent. All of these have been traced and quarantined by the importer.

    However, there may be cases where individual owners have imported this model from abroad
    or sourced one from some other source. In such cases the owner should check whether the
    serial number of the shotgun is one of those affected as above. In such cases they should
    then make contact with Remington.

    The testing of affected shotguns and replacement of bolts where needed will be centralised
    through one distributor in the EU, namely Riflecraft Ltd in the UK.

    So if you bought an 887 either new or secondhand and imported it yourself instead of buying it from an RFD, check your serial number...


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass


    Not sure of its relevance to the Irish market, but non the less PPU has recalled its 6.5 Grendal ammo. SO if you have any stop using it, and contact PPU for an immediate return.
    PPU USA wrote:
    Prvi Partizan (“PPU”), the manufacturer, is recalling all 6.5 Grendel ammunition.

    This recall applies to ALL 6.5 Grendel ammunition. DO NOT USE OR SELL THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS:

    PRVI 6.5 Grendel Ammunition box

    PP6.30 6.5 Grendel FMJBT 110-grain

    PP6.31 6.5 Grendel HPBT 120-grain

    Because of different chamber sizes in certain rifles, 6.5 Grendel cartridges may be subjected to excessive chamber pressure. Use of these products may result in firearm damage and possible serious personal injury.

    If you have any 6.5 Grendel ammunition or brass manufactured by PPU, please call (203) 375-8544 to [email protected] arrange for its return and replacement.

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass


    Just seen this on Ruger's Website. I highlighted the red part as it's a serious issue.

    A fault with the aluminium bolt shroud models. Some Ruger Precision Rifles may experience interference between the aluminum bolt shroud and the cocking piece (also known as the firing pin back). In rare instances, the interference can disrupt the firing mechanism and cause it to not function properly.

    Possible results of this interference are light primer strikes or, in extreme cases, the rifle may not fire when the trigger is pulled. If the rifle fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, it may fire when the bolt handle is subsequently lifted.

    In rifles where this condition exists, it often resolves itself as the parts wear and the interference is reduced.

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,632 ✭✭✭ gunny123


    The new Ruger mk iv .22 pistol, has a problem that may lead to unintentional discharges if not fixed. So ruger has a recall on them. If you are lucky enough to own one you might want to have it returned.

    https://ruger.com/dataProcess/markIVRecall/

    https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2018/06/14/ruger-mark-iv-recalled/


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