According to a Recall Notice issued August 10th, FN America is recalling 471 SCAR17s. The recall notice can be seen here. According to the notice, some of the rifles may have bolts that do not meet their hardness specifications.
FN America, LLCP.O. Box 9424McLean, VA 22102USATel(703) 288 – 3500Fax (703) 288 – 4507A member of the Herstal GroupDATE: Aug. 10, 2016TO: FN America DistributorsFROM:Vice President of Sales and MarketingRE: FN Product Safety Notification and Mandatory Recall of 471 FNSCAR® 17S RiflesFN America, LLC is recalling 471 of its FN SCAR® 17S rifles due to the possibility that certain products may have been assembled with a bolt that does not meet our hardness specifications. Firing may cause catastrophic failure of the rifle over a period of time. FN America shipped these SCARs July 28 and 29, 2016, and is hoping to contain the issue at the distributor level. In the event any of the affected SCARs have been sold to customers, FN America will reach out to those customers and warn them not to use their FN SCAR® 17S if it is one of the serial numbers being recalled. Failure to follow these instructions could cause injury or death. Our records indicate that your distributor operation has received one or more of the recalled products.EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, DO NOT SELL ANY OF THE FN SCAR® 17S RIFLES AFFECTEDBY THIS RECALL THAT ARE CURRENTLY IN YOUR INVENTORY.Although no injuries have been reported as a result of this potential issue, FN America is advising customers to discontinue use of these rifles immediately and return affected products to FN America directly for inspection and possible retrofit with compatible bolts at no cost. FN America also advises all FN distributors to immediately return all recalled products currently in inventory to FN America and provide contact information for dealers that purchased affected product.
The product recall covers:
- Product: FN SCAR 17S
- Model: FN SCAR 17S FDE
- Color: Flat Dark Earth
- Product # 98541 (Commercial; 20-rd); 98641 (Commercial; 10-rd); 98552 (LE; 20-rd)
- Product Serial Numbers: HC52427 through HC52926
- Location of Manufacturer: Herstal, Belgium
For more information, contact FN’s customer service at: 1-855-536-4872, x.145 or [email protected]