If gun owners have purchased Fiocchi centerfire ammo in .22-250 or .243 Winchester recently, they need to pay attention to a new recall.
Effective September 5, 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
222508 .22-250 Rem. 55 Pointed Soft Point 001, 002, 0003, 004
22250HVD .22-250 Rem. 55 V Max Polymer Tip 001, 002, 003, 004
2435PB .243 Win. 70 Pointed Soft Point 006, 007, 008
243HSB .243 Win. 95 SST Polymer Tip Boat Tail 004, 005
2435PD .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 ammo listed above! 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 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.
To get the “LQ” label, visit this website address (http://www.fiocchiusa.com/foa/CMS/images/LQ_LABEL_4X4_96dpi_new.gif) or you can call the factory customer service directly at 417-449-1039 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or visit our website, www.fiocchiusa.com.