FN is recalling certain M249S rifles in standard and PARA configurations. The reason? The Virginia-based company says it has discovered a “design issue within the hammer group of the rifle” which “may adversely affect the rifle’s reliability.” The issue is that under certain conditions, a reset failure within the hammer group could cause the M249S to stop functioning, thereby causing an unsafe firing event.

In light of this, the hammer group has to be replaced at no cost to the customer. This recall only applies to certain serial numbers. See the presser below for more information.

October 2017 FN M249S SAFETY RECALL
Product Name:
FN M249S

Model Name(s):
FN M249S standard,

Product Numbers:
56460, 56501, 56509,
56502, 56435 (Limited Edition)

Black, Flat Dark Earth (FDE)

Not all FN M249S serial numbers 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. If the firearm is affected, further instruction on returning the FN M249S for service will be provided.

Note: Please do not ship any affected product to FN until a FedEx label has been generated and sent. If the firearm is not affected, a message stating such will be displayed. In the interim, FN asks that customers not operate their FN M249S standard or PARA until the hammer group has been replaced.

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. We will make every effort to return the product back to customers within 30 days of receipt.

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 Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

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