According to Kel-Tec:
We have recently identified an issue with the heat treatment of certain steel tubes received from a third‐party supplier from which the barrels for a limited number of Kel‐Tec SUB‐2000 rifles were manufactured. This could potentially cause the barrel to rupture when a cartridge is fired and could result in serious personal injury. The safety of our customers is our primary concern, so Kel‐Tec has voluntarily initiated this recall because of the possibility of a barrel rupturing.
This recall only affects a portion of SUB‐2000s that were manufactured in 2017.
All costs associated with the recall of your firearm shall be covered by Kel‐Tec.
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR SUB-2000 HAS BEEN RECALLED?
Kel-Tec has been proactive regarding the issues surrounding the Sub-2000 rifles affected by the recall and made it easy for any Sub-2000 owner to verify whether their rifle will be affected.
You’ll need the serial number off of your rifle.
Check if your SUB-2000 is affected by the recall, locate your serial number and click here to check.
YOUR NEXT STEP
As the quote above states, all costs incurred by the recall will be covered by Kel-Tec. No box? No label? No problem. Send a email request to firstname.lastname@example.org and request a free flat box be shipped to your address.
Because this is a warranty issue most states allow you to ship the firearm directly to Kel-Tec and the company will ship it directly back to you. Of course, you’ll want to check with your local laws to ensure you’re in compliance.
Also be advised that you do not need to remove your M*CARBO parts if you are returning your SUB-2000 for the recall barrel replacement.
You will also be able to get your M*CARBO parts installed while your SUB-2000 is at the factory for the recall. Click here for more information on KEL TEC installations of M*CARBO parts.
We have one SUB-2000 here at M*CARBO that has been affected by the recall. Here is a copy of the email that was sent to us below.
Dear Chris Nelson,
Thank you for taking the time to submit your information. We have received your information and a return label will be sent to you in the manner you previously specified (E‐mail or USPS). Due to the volume of submissions, please allow 1-2 weeks to receive your return shipping label.
We are truly sorry for any inconvenience this process may cause you. We are deeply grateful to all of our customers and are committed to doing everything we can to keep our customers safe. As a thank you for your understanding, we will be including an additional 10rd magazine with your return shipment.
Below is a confirmation of your submission. Please review it for accuracy and contact us immediately if changes are required.
Full Name: Chris Nelson
Street Address: 200 2nd Ave S, STE 821
City: St Petersburg
Zip Code: 33701
Instructions for returning your firearm:
Please package your Kel‐Tec SUB‐2000, folded and UNLOADED, into an appropriately sized box.
If you do not have an appropriately sized box, please contact email@example.com and request a free flat box be shipped to your address.
Do NOT include any ammunition with your firearm.
Please remove, if possible, any accessories from your Kel‐Tec SUB‐2000 prior to shipping.
Affix the return label that was provided to you (Provided via e‐mail or USPS).
Drop the box off at your nearest FedEx location. Please follow this link or copy and paste it into the address bar to find the location nearest you: http://www.fedex.com/locate/
For additional questions, please contact us by phone at 1‐800‐515‐9983 ext. 136, or by e‐mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.