Perk up all you .45 shooters—the following information could save someone’s life. So we just caught wind of a pretty serious recall from our friends at Federal Ammunition. Evidently the company has discovered a number of recently manufactured Federal Premium and American Eagle brand 45 Auto ammunition that contain the wrong propellant charge—a mistake that could result in firearm malfunction and further disaster. The bogus ammunition is only in specific brands and “lots” (which must refer to some tracking system Federal Premium puts on each pox before it ships) so pay attention to the particulars:
The brands affected are American Eagle (AE45A, AE45N1, or AE45A250), ChampionTM (WM5233), GoldMedal (GM45B), Hi-Shok (45C, 45D) and Federal Personal Defense (C45C, C45D) in 45 auto.
The first set of pertinent lot numbers is 38X628 through 38X765. The second set is 38T401 through 38T414. If you have a box of ammo bearing any of the lot numbers that fall between these sets in the brands described above in 45 auto, do not use the product and contact Federal Premium. The diagram below indicates where to find the lot numbers on the box:
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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.
Use of product could very well kill you so take this recall seriously.