I’m not sure how many of you use Fiocchi but I use their ammo almost exclusively for typical range applications. This reacall was pointed out to me by another reader who suggested I share it with the rest of you.
Product Warning & Recall Notice – Fiocchi 22-250 Rem. & 243 Win. Ammunition
Effective September 5, 2012, Fiocchi of America is recalling various lots of 22-250 Rem. and 243 Win. centerfire rifle ammunition. No other Fiocchi products are included in this recall and only the following items and lot numbers are affected. The following ammunition products are affected by this recall:
|Fiocchi Item Number||Caliber||Bullet Weight/Type||Lot Ending Numbers|
|22250B||22-250 Rem.||55 Pointed Soft Point||001, 002, 003, 004|
|22250HVD||22-250 Rem.||55 V Max Polymer Tip||001, 002, 003, 004|
|243SPB||243 Win.||70 Pointed Soft Point||006, 007, 008|
|243HSB||243 Win.||95 SST Polymer Tip Boat Tai||004, 005|
|243SPD||243 Win.||100 Interlock Boat Tail||001, 002, 003, 004|
Through extensive evaluation Fiocchi has determined that the above lots of 22-250 and 243 may have been loaded with multiple bullets that can cause excessive pressure. This ammunition with multiple bullets may cause firearm damage rendering the firearm inoperable, and subject the shooter or bystanders to a risk of personal injury when fired.
DO NOT USE THE ABOVE LISTED FIOCCHI 22-250 REM. OR 243 WIN. AMMUNITION OF SPECIFIED LOT NUMBERS. The ammunition lot number is black ink stamped inside one of the box end tuck flaps that you would open to remove the 20-round carrier.
To determine if your ammunition is subject to this notice, review the ITEM and LOT NUMBER. If the item number AND last three digits of the lot number match the above listed products, please return the ammunition to FIOCCHI of America via United Parcel Service (UPS) or FedEx Ground. Securely pack the ammo in a strong fiberboard box with packing materials to make it “snug” in the box. You will need an “LQ” label to ship the ammunition. Get the “LQ” label from the right by clicking on it or you can call the factory customer service directly at (417) 449-1039 or email email@example.com prior to shipping. Affix the “LQ” label to the package with packing tape ensuring that all sides are adhered to the carton and ship to:
FIOCCHI OF AMERICA, INC., ATTN. Recall, 6930 N. FREMONT RD., OZARK, MO 65721
Fiocchi will provide replacement product upon receipt of your return. Please include your name, street address, phone number (required for return shipping), and email address with your return. Ammunition cannot be shipped to post office boxes.
This notice only applies to above listed Fiocchi 22-250 Rem. and 243 Win. ammunition with the above lot numbers. Other products or lot numbers are not subject to this recall and should not be returned to Fiocchi.
If you have questions concerning this ammunition recall, please call customer service directly at (417) 449-1039, write to the above address, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website, www.fiocchiusa.com.