On Monday, October 21 IMR Legendary Powders announced a product safety warning and recall for IMR 40007 SSC smokeless powder. All lots of powder are included in the recall. IMR has received reports that this particular powder (sold in 1 pound and 8 pound containers) could become unstable due to possible rapid deterioration.
Use of this product may result in combustion, fire damage and possible serious injury.
Here's what IMR says to do if you have 4007 SSC smokeless powder:
- If you are in possession of IMR 4007SSC, stop using the product immediatley! Fill the powder container with water, which will render the product inert and safe for disposal.
- Mail, email or fax a copy of the powder label with the lot number to the contact information below, and include your name, address, phone and email.
- You may select a replacement IMR smokeless powder product of your choice, which will be shipped to you at no charge.
- If you have loaded the powder subject to this recall into ammunition, we recommend that you pull the bullets, remove the powder and wet the powder with water for safe disposal.
In a press release, IMR said "[they] deeply regret any inconvenience this may cause, but we believe in safety first."
For more information about the recall, here is contact information: Hodgdon Powder Company, Inc., 6430 Vista Drive, Shawnee, KS 66218, email [email protected], imrpowder.com, call 1-800-622-4366 or 913-362-9455, or fax 913-362-1307.