If you are a recreational or precision shooter and you hand-load your own ammunition, this is a call to action to inspect your powder inventory and lot numbers.
IMR recently (September, 2015) announced a product safety warning and recall notice for IMR 4007SSC powder sold in 1-pound and 8-pound containers.
IMR received reports that this particular powder may have become unstable due to possible rapid deterioration that could possible result in spontaneous combustion, fire damage or possible personal injury.
The lot numbers of concern are as follows: 10130139, 10131139, 10429139, 10430139, 80425139 and 80426139. If the number on your container matches one of these lot numbers, stop using the product immediately.
IMR recommends that you fill the container with water immediately to render the product inert and safe for disposal. Mail, email or fax a copy of the powder label showing the lot number to the contact information below and include your name, address and email.
Replacement product of any other IMR smokeless powder product will be shipped to you for no charge.
If you have already loaded the powder subject to this recall into ammunition, IMR recommends that you pull the bullets, remove the powder and wet the powder with water for safe disposal.
IMR Powder Company deeply regrets any inconvenience this recall may cause, but they always believe in safety first.