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Old 02-13-2011, 3:37 PM
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Default FEDERAL and AMERICAN EAGLE 45 AUTO PRODUCT SAFETY WARNING RECALL

http://library.constantcontact.com/d..._2_%5B1%5D.pdf


Attention!!!!!! ******** Federal and American Eagle Ammunition RECALL *********
2/07/11
FEDERAL and AMERICAN EAGLE
45 AUTO PRODUCT SAFETY WARNING
Immediate Action Required
FEDERAL CARTRIDGE COMPANY • 900 BOB EHLEN DRIVE • ANOKA, MN 55303 • PHONE 763.323.2300 • Toll Free: 1-800-322-2342

Certain lots of recently manufactured 45 Auto ammunition may contain an incorrect propellant charge. Use of product from these lots may result in firearm damage and possible serious injury.

DO NOT USE PRODUCT FROM THE FOLLOWING LOTS:

38X628 through 38X765
38T401 through 38T414



If you have in your possession any 45 Auto with the following brand names and part numbers,
check to see if your ammunition package contains the above lots: American Eagle® (AE45A,
AE45N1, or AE45A250), Champion™ (WM5233), GoldMedal® (GM45B), Hi-Shok® (45C, 45D)
and Federal® Personal Defense® (C45C, C45D). Example below:





THIS WARNING APPLIES ONLY TO THE LOTS LISTED ABOVE.
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.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Old 02-13-2011, 3:38 PM
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Old 02-13-2011, 4:08 PM
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Thanks for posting. Lets keep this one on top for awhile!
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Crap! I have a box of 250 of this stuff mixed in an ammo can with my reloads. I'm sure I have federal brass I scavanged then reloaded mixed in there too. No way to tell for certain which were this lot.

This has me all ALFU.

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Old 02-19-2011, 9:39 AM
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Old 02-20-2011, 5:20 PM
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Seems I have one box of the Champion .45 lot number WM5233. Glad I saw this before my trip to the range this coming weekend. Thanks for posting!
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Old 02-22-2011, 1:59 AM
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Has anyone had a batch of the Federal .45acp on recall and have at least been contacted if not had their ammo replaced? I had contacted them over a week to a week and a half ago and except for a message left on my voice mail a few days after my initial contact message, which I responded back to a number of times, have not heard back from them since. I never received a direct line for contact but a voicemail or through filling out info through their website, both of which I have done. Granted that this is my first experience dealing with Federal or recalled ammo so not sure what to expect on how long it will take until I actually have this recalled batch replaced…
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Old 02-26-2011, 4:50 PM
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Thanks everyone! I have 4 boxes, I'll call 'em on Monday & start what looks like a long drawn out process.... Bill
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Old 02-28-2011, 3:45 PM
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Has Wal Mart pulled the defective ones off the shelf? I saw a dozen Federal .45 Auto boxes on their shelf 3 weeks ago but I didn't buy it cause of the recall.
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Old 02-28-2011, 8:42 PM
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I bought mine at Wal-Mart on Feb. 6th. which was 22 days ago.... And I saw some on the shelf at a different Wal-Mart just the other day but I have no idea what lot number it was....
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I have the same exact isssue. I bought some from Walmart earlier this year but there is no lot number on them....WTF
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Old 04-10-2011, 7:33 PM
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I just returned the recalled ammo that I had to Wal-Mart. I bought it at Wal-Mart but not the one I returned it to.. They did some checking & found out that it was recalled. If I were to do it again I'd print up the recall notice from Federal/American Eagle to speed up the return process..... Bill
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Old 04-17-2011, 5:42 PM
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That is a scary thought. It makes sense but you dont really think your ammo may be bad. Moreso the people that do not visit our forum, how do they know. Thanks for the info, need to chk my hd ammo
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For the recall, if you have brass primers you're fine, if they're silver you need to check. Also some boxes have the lot number on the flaps that seal the box.
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Aside from the color of the primer, any way to check based on the actual ammo itself? I bought a 250 round bulk pack of Federal AE back around Christmas time, but because it was bulk packed, I dumped the loose rounds right into an ammo can and recycled the carton.

Also, sorry for joining this party late... haven't been on the forum regularly in awhile.
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Thank you for posting and updating this.
I just purchased 2 boxes at a our local Wal Mart on 08/04.
Looks like the recall notice is posted 02/22 - this stuff should not have been on the shelf. I'll be returning it immediately.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:10 AM
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I think the issue has been corrected by now. I've been using these Federal for about 2 range trips now and my guns are still in one piece. If your buying from Wal Mart their ammo especially 45 ACP sell very quick, they should get new stock often.

I would however avoid buying these from a local gunstore or range thinking that its an older lot and they have and haven't restocked new boxes.
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