Magtech Recalls Lot of 5.56 NATO Ammo

posted on May 30, 2019

Magtech is recalling one lot of 5.56 NATO Ball M193 centerfire ammunition. Enthusiasts should immediately stop using any Magtech’s 5.56x45 mm Ball M193 Symbol 556A that has a Lot Number of CBC 0141/18.

The company has determined the 5.56 NATO cartridges in this lot number may contain incorrect powder charges. Ammunition with incorrect powder charges may cause firearm damage or render it inoperable, and/or subjecting the shooter and bystanders to a risk of serious personal injury or death.

The Lot Number and Symbol are printed on the top flap of the 50-round box. This notice applies only to Symbol 556A with Lot Number CBC 0141/18. Other Symbol or Lot Numbers are not subject to this recall.

Review the Symbol and Lot Number to determine if your ammunition is subject to this notice. If it is Symbol 556A with Lot Number CBC 0141/18, immediately discontinue use and contact Magtech toll-free by calling (800) 466-7191. Magtech will arrange for the return shipment of the ammunition and, upon receipt, will send replacement cartridges at no cost.

Enthusiasts with any questions concerning this 5.56x45mm centerfire ammunition recall, or who are unsure whether or not their ammunition is subject to this recall, can call, toll-free, (800) 466-7191. They can also write Magtech at 9100 Wyoming Ave N #515, Brooklyn Park, MN, Attn: Recall, or visit its website recall notification page.

Magtech opened its U.S. brand and distribution center in Minnesota in 1990 and is part of the CBC Global Ammunition family of firms that includes Sellier & Bellot and MEN Germany. The trio of companies produce roughly 1.5 billion cartridges annually, with distribution to more than 130 countries. With factories in the Czech Republic, Germany and Brazil, the corporation has 3,500 employees. All Magtech products are made at the South American location.



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