Winchester, Strike Industries Issue Safety Recalls

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posted on March 5, 2019
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Winchester .38 Special 130-grain FMJ

Olin Winchester (Winchester) is recalling three lots of .38 Special, 130-grain FMJ centerfire ammunition for safety reasons. The affected ammo has a product code—found above the USP bar code on the back of the cartridge boxes—of USA38SPVP. The specific lot numbers covered in the recall and should not be fired, are KF21, KL30 and KM52. Those numbers are stamped inside the right tuck flap that opens the 100-round carton.

Winchester has determined these lots of .38 Spl. ammunition may contain incorrect powder charges. Cartridges with excessive powder charges may cause firearm damage, rendering it inoperable and subjecting the shooter and bystanders to risk of serious personal injury or death.

To determine if your ammunition is subject to this notice, review the symbol and lot number. If it is symbol USA38SPVP with lot number KF21, KL30 or KM52 immediately discontinue use and contact Winchester by calling toll-free (844) 653-8358. Free UPS pick-up of the recalled ammunition will be arranged.

The recall only applies only to those specific lot numbers with the noted product/symbol code. Others are not subject to the recall and are safe for use. More details on the recall are available on the company website.

Strike Industries Improved Flat Trigger

Strike Industries has issued a recall of its Improved Flat Trigger due to safety concerns. Owners should fill out the online form—double checking their e-mail address to ensure they receive a return label—to qualify to receive a $70 Strike Industries store credit per trigger sent back to the company.

Once the product has been visually inspected by the company and confirmed as part of the recall, a credit code will be e-mailed. Owners can also contact Strike Industries at [email protected] if they have questions on the recall. An improved, second version of the trigger is scheduled for release soon.

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