Winchester announces recall of Wildcat .22 LR ammo

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PRODUCT WARNING AND RECALL NOTICE

Olin Corporation, through its Winchester Division, is recalling five (5) lots of its WILDCAT¨ 22 Long Rifle High Velocity Rimfire ammunition (Symbol Number WW22LR).

Lot Numbers: 3RA42L, 1RH71L, 1RH81L, 2RH81L, and 3RH81L

Through extensive evaluation Winchester has determined the above five (5) lots of WILDCAT¨ 22 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 when fired.

DO NOT USE WINCHESTER¨ WILDCAT¨ 22 LONG RIFLE HIGH VELOCITY RIMFIRE AMMUNITION
THAT HAS LOT NUMBERS 3RA42L, 1RH71L, 1RH81L, 2RH81L, OR 3RH81L.
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 it contains Lot Numbers 3RA42L, 1RH71L, 1RH81L, 2RH81L, or 3RH81L, 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:

Olin Corporation,Winchester Division, Tile Warehouse, Powder Mill Road - Gate 4A, East Alton, IL 62024 Attention: 22 Caliber Recall

Winchester will send you coupons good for replacement ammunition from your local Winchester dealer.
This notice applies only to WILDCAT¨ 22 Long Rifle Lot Numbers 3RA42L, 1RH71L, 1RH81L, 2RH81L, and 3RH81L.
Other Symbol Numbers or Lot Numbers are not subject to this recall and should not be returned to Winchester.If you have any questions concerning this WILDCAT¨ 22 Long Rifle High Velocity Rimfire ammunition recall please call toll-free 866-423-5224 (U.S. & Canada), write to the above address, or visit our website @ http://www.winchester.com.

We apologize for this inconvenience.
 



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  Go figure,i work for Olin Corp.


(Edited by Passthru at 5:39 am on Nov. 2, 2001)
 

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What about shipping costs?  It's not going to be cheap if you just happened to pick up more than 2 boxes of this ammo.
 

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If they wont take care of shipping its not going to be worth returning them except you would not want them laying around to get mixed in with ammo you would be using.Hopefully you could take it back to where it was purchased. steve
 

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In the latest issue of American Rifleman, I ran across an ad that pointed out similar problems with some types of Winchester Super-X Shotgun ammo. I'll look up the recall notice and post it in the shotguns forum with a link as followup to this post.
 


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