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Springfield Armory® is initiating this voluntary safety recall to upgrade 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm and 3.3 XD-S™ .45ACP pistols with new components, which eliminate the possibility of a potentially dangerous condition. We want to emphasize that no injuries have been reported to date.
Springfield has determined that under exceptionally rare circumstances, some 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm and .45ACP caliber pistols could experience an unintended discharge during the loading process when the slide is released, or could experience a double-fire when the trigger is pulled once. The chance of these conditions existing is exceptionally rare, but if they happen, serious injury or death could occur.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
STOP USING YOUR 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm or .45ACP PISTOL AND CAREFULLY UNLOAD IT!
To begin the upgrade process and for fastest response, click on this Get Started link. On that page enter your serial number and click Next. If your pistol is subject to this recall, you will need to provide your name, address, phone number, and email address. The serial number is located on the frame beneath the dust cover (accessory rail). If you prefer, you may initiate the upgrade process by calling 800-680-6866. If you no longer own the 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm or .45ACP pistol, please advise Springfield of the current owner.
Remington identified the following lot numbers as being subject to this recall:
The lot numbers for the ammo can be found stamped on the inside flap of the original boxes. If you have any ammunition that you think might be covered by this recall, click here to visit the Remington site and obtain additional recall information.
Originally posted 1/23/09 on http://www.ruger.com/LCPRecall/index.html :
LCP Recall Update
The process of retrofitting returned LCP pistols is ongoing. We have experienced a delay in the delivery of a key part from one of our vendors. As a result, we are behind schedule in retrofitting pistols and are experiencing longer than anticipated delays in returning retrofitted pistols to our customers. Note that this delay only applies to pistols received in house since January 1st. We have expedited the part and expect to be back to normal turnaround times by February 1st.
As indicated in our recall notice, all customers who participate in the recall will receive a free extra magazine and finger-grip extension floorplate. We also are experiencing a delay in receiving the extended floorplates. Rather than wait to return retrofitted pistols, we are returning pistols with a free extra magazine with a standard floorplate. When the extended floorplates are available, we will send you a floorplate which can easily be substituted. Instructions for changing the floorplate are in the instruction manual for your LCP at page 22. (Each pistol was shipped new from the factory with a manual. The manual also is available online by clicking here.)
We expect to begin shipping extended floorplates around mid-March.
We value you as a customer and sincerely apologize for the delay and the inconvenience.
Thank you for your patience.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
Walther PPK - PPK/S Safety Recall
Smith & Wesson has identified a condition that may exist in certain PPK and PPK/S pistols which may permit a round to be discharged without the trigger being pulled. When the manual safety is disengaged, Smith & Wesson’s Product Engineering Group has determined that the possibility exists in certain firearms that lowering the hammer may cause a chambered round to fire.
This recall applies to all Walther PPK and PPK/S pistols manufactured by Smith & Wesson from March 21, 2002, until February 3, 2009.
STOP USING YOUR PISTOL AND RETURN IT TO SMITH & WESSON AT ONCE.
Any unintended discharge of a firearm has the potential for causing injury, and we ask that you stop using your pistol immediately.
To facilitate the repair of your pistol, please contact Smith & Wesson's customer service department to receive instructions for the return of your pistol to Smith & Wesson.
More information and serial numbers at the S&W Website: