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By David Crane
defrev (at) gmail (dot) com

October 19, 2010

Bushmaster Firearms just issued a recall on the ACR (Adaptive Combat Rifle) semi-auto tactical 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO)/.223 Rem. carbine in the form of a scanned image converted to PDF file format, which The Firearm Blog has been kind enough to convert to text for all of us. According to the recall notice, the semi-auto-only ACR has a design flaw that’s causing the weapon to fire multiple shot full-auto bursts. So, if you’ve got an ACR rifle, send it back to Bushmaster for servicing, ASAP, per the company’s instructions.  Here’s the Bushmaster ACR recall notice in text format:

“Bushmaster Firearms Intentional, LLC has become aware of a possible firearms performance issue that may develop with a small number of ACR rifles and we are requesting you discontinue the use of this rifle immediately, and contact us at your earliest convenience so that we can make the necessary arrangements to have the rifle returned to us for inspection and update if necessary.

All Bushmaster produced ACR rifles are impacted by this notification.

During routine testing, Bushmaster discovered a design flaw which could result in multiple rounds firing continuously when the trigger is pulled. This unexpected firing of multiple rounds creates a potentially dangerous situation.

Since the safety and quality of our firearms is our utmost concern, Bushmaster is implementing the following corrective action plans to correct the effected firearms as quickly as possible.

Therefore, we are requesting your timely assistance with the following action:

1) Please immediately discontinue the use of your ACR rifle(s).

2) Contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-883-6229, (Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM -6:00 PM EST).

Please have the serial # of your firearms(s) available when you call.

3) We will provide you with return shipping instructions and issue you a RMA # (Return Authorization Number).

This will assist us in processing, and updating of your firearm and returning to you as expeditiously as possible.

The shipping address for the return of your firearm is listed below

Please contact us prior to shipping

Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC

Attention: Dept. ACR 999 Roosevelt Trail
Windham, ME 04062
[email protected]

4) This process will be accomplished at no cost to you and will be completed as expeditiously as possible.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, and we will return your firearm to you as expeditiously as possible.

If you have any further questions concerning this request, please call us on the above noted toll free number between the hours of 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Thank you for in advance for your cooperation in resolving this important matter.

Sincerely,

Customer Service Division
Bushmaster Firearms Intemational, LLC”

Company Contact Info:

Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC.
999 Roosevelt Trail
Windham, ME 04062
Customer Service: 800-883-6229
Sales Dept.: 800-998-7928
Fax: 207-892-8068
Customer Service Email: [email protected]
Company Information Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.bushmaster.com

Hat Tip: The Firearm Blog

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