NEWS: Winchester Recalls .22 Ammo

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Olin Corporation, through its Winchester division, is recalling two (2) lots of M*22 22 Long Rifle 40-grain black copper plated, round nose rimfire ammunition.

Symbol number: S22LRT

Lot numbers: GD42L and GD52L

Winchester has determined that the above lots of 22 Long Rifle rimfire ammunition may contain double powder charges. Ammunition with double powder charges may subject the shooter or bystanders to a risk of serious personal injury and/or death, or cause firearm damage, rendering the firearm inoperable.

DO NOT USE WINCHESTER M*22 22 LONG RIFLE RIMFIRE AMMUNITION WITH LOT NUMBERS GD42L OR GD52L. The ammunition lot number is imprinted (stamped without ink) on the left tuck flap of the 500-round carton, as indicated in the picture. The 1,000-round intermediate carton does not have a lot number.

To determine if your ammunition is subject to this notice, review the symbol number and lot number. If it is symbol number S22LRT with a lot number containing  GD42L or GD52L, immediately discontinue use and contact Winchester toll free at 1-866-423-5224 or visit for free UPS pick up of the recalled ammunition.

This notice applies only to symbol number S22LRT with lot numbers GD42L and GD52L. Other symbol numbers or lot numbers are not subject to this recall.

If you have any questions concerning this 22 Long Rifle rimfire ammunition recall, please call 1-866-423-5224, contact Winchester Customer Support through Winchester’s website or write to Winchester at 600 Powder Mill Road, East Alton, IL 62024 Attn: S22LRT Recall.

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