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PRODUCT WARNING AND RECALL NOTICE: WINCHESTER® 22 Long Rifle RIMFIRE AMMUNITION


6/25/2007

Olin Corporation, through its Winchester Division, is recalling several lots of rimfire ammunition.

SUPER-X® HIGH VELOCITY (Symbol X22LR) and POWER-POINT® (Symbol X22LRPP)

Lot Numbers containing Letters: XN, YA, YB or YC

Through extensive evaluation Winchester has determined the above lots of SUPER-X HIGH VELOCITY (X22LR) and POWER-POINT (X22LRPP) 22 Long Rifle rimfire 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 and/or death when fired.

DO NOT USE WINCHESTER SUPER-X HIGH VELOCITY (X22LR) or POWER-POINT (X22LRPP) 22 Long Rifle RIMFIRE AMMUNITION WITH LOT NUMBERS CONTAINING LETTERS XN, YA, YB or YC. The ammunition Lot Number is imprinted (stamped without ink) on the outside of the right tuck flap of the 50-round box, as indicated here:





To determine if your ammunition is subject to this notice, review the Lot Number. If the Lot Number contains the letters XN, YA, YB or YC 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:USA Customers Canadian Customers International Customers
Olin Corp./Winchester Division Olin Corp./Winchester Division Contact Winchester via web:
Tile Warehouse c/o HSL Warehousing
Powder Mill Road, Gate 4A 739 Monaghan Road www.winchester.com/international22recall
East Alton, IL 62024 Peterborough, ON K9J 7S4
Attention: 22LR Recall Attention: 22LR Recall


Please include your name, address, and phone number. Winchester will send you coupons good for replacement ammunition from your local Winchester dealer.

This notice applies only to SUPER-X HIGH VELOCITY (X22LR) and POWER-POINT (X22LRPP) 22 Long Rifle rimfire ammunition with Lot Numbers containing the letters XN, YA, YB or YC. 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 recall please call toll-free 866-423-5224 (U.S. & Canada), write to the above address, or visit our website at www.winchester.com.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

WINCHESTER
 

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Additional Note:

On the Winchester web page for the recall, it says that you must send via UPS. I called Winchester today, though, and told them that I had 1,000 rounds and wanted to be compensated for the shipping. The lady on the phone was real nice, and said that she would either have UPS pick it up from my house with Winchester picking up the bill, or she could have a pre-paid UPS label sent to my house so that I could drop it off when I want to.
 

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Wow, well, I'm safe. I buy bulk Federal Lightening. ;D
 

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I think I have some Winchester bulk ammo around but the box is long gone. Glad that all my un-opened stuff is Federal too!

But I'll say that any company can have a quality issue so I don't think any less of Win. with this.

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