Recall Alert: Hevi-Shot 12 Gauge Shells



Attention shooters and waterfowl hunters:

Hevi-shot has announced a recall of its popular HEVI-Metal, and HEVI-Steel  3 inch, 12 gauge shotshells. It seems that in subfreezing temperatures some users are finding the shell’s wads are cracking and sometimes leaving an obstruction within the barrel. These “squib loads” can lead to injuries to the shooter or serious damage to your shotgun on follow-up shots.

The shells in question were sold between July and mid November of this year. The lot numbers are as follows (you can find the lot number on the inside of the top flap of each box of shells):


201576 – 201584

301571 – 301609

401335 – 401345

500001 – 500016

201600 – 201637

301643 – 301659

401381 – 401422

201640 – 201659

301672 – 301689

401437 – 401463

201665 – 201671

301698 – 301701

401466 – 401486

201677 – 201680

301713 – 301722

401489 – 401504

201683 – 201699

301725 – 301726

401507 – 401519

201702 – 201722

301730 – 301734

201732 – 201736

If you have any of these shells DO NOT SHOOT THEM.

Instead contact Kelly Sorensen, VP of Sales and Marketing by phone: 541.367.3522, or by email:

Hevi-shot will replace the recalled shells for free. They’ll even send you a shipping label to ship the recalled shells back at no charge, they will ship the new ones back to you at no cost.




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  1. Dean Guidry says:

    Ive got dozens of theses shells lose in my hunting bags, the boxes for which have been long since trashed. They were probable purchased during the time frame. What do I do to get new shells?

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