Federal and American Eagle Recall .45 Ammo

Press release:

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.


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).

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.


  1. avatar Ralph says:

    And you always thought you can’t call back a bullet.

  2. Okay Ralph, that was just plain naughty!

  3. avatar Rich Keagy says:

    “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”
    .. err, and blown up guns.

  4. avatar Joe Daokes says:

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Going to check the stock now.

  5. avatar HerbM says:

    “recently manufactured” — sure wish they would give the last date of manufacture.

  6. avatar jk says:

    And some of my friends wonder why I prefer my own reloads to factory ammo…

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