Federal and American Eagle .45 Auto Product Safety Warning

By CTD Blogger published on in Ammunition, Industry News

ATK, manufacturer of Federal and American Eagle ammunition has issued the following recall affecting certain lot numbers of their popular .45 Automatic ammunition:

FEDERAL and AMERICAN EAGLE 45 AUTO PRODUCT SAFETY WARNING
Immediate Action Required

Certain lots of recently manufactured 45 Auto ammunition may contain an incorrect propellant charge. Use of product from these lots may result in firearm damage and possible serious injury.

DO NOT USE PRODUCT FROM THE FOLLOWING LOTS:
38X628 through 38X765
and
38T401 through 38T414

If you have in your possession any 45 Auto with the following brand names and part numbers, check to see if your ammunition package contains the above lots: American Eagle® (AE45A, AE45N1, or AE45A250), Champion™ (WM5233), GoldMedal® (GM45B), Hi-Shok® (45C, 45D) and Federal® Personal Defense® (C45C, C45D). Example below:

THIS WARNING APPLIES ONLY TO THE LOTS LISTED ABOVE.

If you possess ammunition from any of these lots, or have questions concerning this warning, please contact us at 1-800-831-0850 or 1-800-322-2342 and ask for Product Service. Federal will provide replacement product and will cover the cost of returning the affected product. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Comments (15)

  • Tony

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    02-14-2011

    BEFORE YOU CALL FEDERAL:

    Much of Federal .45 ACP ammo has the AE45A “product number”—THIS IS NOT A LOT NUMBER, despite the reference made in the notice quoted above. Don’t call Federal (like I did) and tell them that you have some AE45A ammo, because this is not the Lot number.

    The Lot numbers are 38X628 through 38X765, and 38T401 through 38T414. If the ammo does not have these numbers on the boxes, then there is no problem.

    Also, if your ammo is more than a year old, probably you don’t have any of the recalled stuff. Federal said that all the affected ammo was manufactured during the past 6-12 months.

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  • Ashley Wobbe

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    What’s up, after reading this remarkable article i am too delighted to share my knowledge here with colleagues.

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