MANDATORY FN M249S SAFETY RECALL
FN ISSUES MANDATORY SAFETY RECALL OF ALL FN M249S® RIFLES
FN America, LLC announces the mandatory recall of all FN M249S® semi-automatic, belt-fed rifles sold before January 1, 2022. An identified issue from a component in the FN M249S® fire control group may adversely affect the rifle’s standard operation, and under certain circumstances, a reset failure within the hammer group may cause an unsafe firing event. To correct this condition and restore consistent and safe operation of the firearm’s fire control group, it is necessary for FN to replace specific components in all FN M249S® rifles.
FN is instructing customers to discontinue use of these rifles immediately and return affected products to FN directly for installation of new components, at no expense to its owner.
|JANUARY 2022 – FN M249S® SAFETY RECALL|
|Product Name||Model Name(s)||Product Numbers||Color(s)|
|FN M249S||FN M249S Standard,|
FN M249S PARA,
FN M249S Limited Edition
|46-100028, 46-100030, 56460, 56501, 56509, 56502, 56435 (Limited Edition)||Black, Flat Dark Earth (FDE)|
All FN M249S® serial numbers sold before January 1, 2022, are affected by this recall. Therefore, FN M249S® owners are asked to please visit the FN M249S® Safety Recall webpage and input their serial number for detailed instructions on returning the FN M249S® for service.
Note: Please do not ship any affected product to FN until a shipping label has been generated by FN and sent to you. In the interim, FN asks that customers not operate their FN M249S® until FN has made the necessary repairs to your rifle.
FN is deeply committed to providing customers with the safest, most reliable firearms possible. As such, it is imperative that all recalled product is received back as soon as possible. Patience and cooperation is appreciated as we receive, inspect and service these firearms for a direct return to you. We will make every effort to return the rifles within 30 days of receipt at FN.
For questions about the recall or assistance in returning a firearm, contact the FN M249S® Recall Support team at 1-800-635-1321, extension 145, or by email at M249Srecall@fnamerica.com. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.
FN M249S® Recall FAQs
Q: What will this recall cost me?
Q: Why is there a recall on FN M249S® rifles?
Q: Are all FN M249S® rifles affected?
Q: How do I know if my FN M249S® is affected?
Q: This recall sounds similar to the recall FN conducted in 2017. Can you explain the difference between the two?
Q: What is the unsafe firing event?
Q: Will there be any changes to the FN M249S after factory service?
Q: How do I get a box for shipping?
Q: How do I pack my FN M249S® for FN factory service?
Q: How long will it take to get my FN M249S® back?
Q: What if I choose not to send in my FN M249S® for the recall?
Q: Can I do this service myself or send it to a local gunsmith?
CLICK HERE TO SEE IF YOUR FN M249S® IS AFFECTED
You will need to enter your 11 digit serial number. To locate serial number, please see figure below.
FN M249S® Recall Support:
Phone: 1-800-635-1321 ext. 145
Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays)