On October 1, the Federal Reserve announced that they will delay the release of the redesigned $100 Federal Reserve Note because of production issues. The release was planned for February 10, 2011.
The announcement said that the BEP has identified a problem with sporadic creasing of the paper during printing of the new $100 note that did not appear during pre-production testing. While the BEP is working to resolve the issue, the Federal Reserve will not have enough notes to begin worldwide distribution causing the delay. No date was announced.