DATE: Aug. 10, 2016
TO: FN America Distributors
FROM: John Keppeler, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
RE: FN Product Safety Notification and Mandatory Recall of 471 FN SCAR® 17S Rifles
FN 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 AFFECTED BY 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.
Further details of the recall can be found at the location below: