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Smith & Wesson issued a pistol recall discover for his or her M&P Defend EZ pistols manufactured between the dates of March 1st – October 31st, 2020. Smith & Wesson has recognized cracked hammers that fail to totally interact the sear which subsequently induced a number of successive discharges of the firearm with out miserable the set off. You probably have an M&P Defend EZ manufactured between these dates and need to know in case your serial quantity is included within the recall you may enter your serial quantity within the kind on the backside of this linked page. Full recall particulars from Smith & Wesson have been posted under:
RECALL ALERT: Smith & Wesson Points M&P Defend EZ Pistol Recall
M&P SHIELD® EZ® PISTOL IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE FOR PISTOLS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MARCH 1ST – OCTOBER 31ST, 2020
Smith & Wesson has recognized two M&P Defend EZ Pistols on which the hammers manufactured by our provider had been cracked. In these firearms, the hammer failed to totally interact the sear, inflicting the spherical to fireplace, biking the slide, and probably leading to a number of discharges with out miserable the set off. This subject can happen within the following two situations:
With a loaded journal within the firearm and the grip security depressed, releasing the slide (by pulling it again, or releasing the slide cease), could ignite the spherical because the slide closes, with out partaking the set off. The situation could happen, whatever the guide thumb security place if outfitted. This may increasingly additionally lead to a number of discharges.
With a loaded journal within the firearm, the grip security depressed, guide security within the hearth place, slide closed, and a spherical within the chamber, pulling the set off will trigger the spherical to fireplace usually, nonetheless because the slide cycles, the subsequent spherical could also be ignited as it’s chambered by the hammer failing to totally interact the sear, inflicting a number of discharges.
In all instances, the firearm will NOT hearth except the grip security is depressed. Whereas this situation has been discovered solely in two hammers, and our investigation means that these two incidents are very remoted, any unintended discharge of a firearm has the potential to trigger harm. Due to this fact, we have now established this Security Recall as a precautionary measure to make sure that all M&P Defend EZ Pistols in service meet our design specs.
Cease utilizing your M&P® Defend™ EZ pistol till you identify whether or not it’s included on this security recall, and in that case, till it has been inspected and repaired by Smith & Wesson, if crucial.
This discover applies ONLY to M&P® Defend™ EZ pistols (together with Efficiency Heart® fashions) manufactured between March 1, 2020 and October 31, 2020, and solely to a small share of that inhabitants. It does NOT apply to all SHIELD™ pistols. To find out whether or not your M&P Defend EZ Pistol is affected, test the label on the field to find out date of manufacture (see picture under), and if manufacture date is between March 1, 2020 and October 31, 2020 – your pistol could also be affected. On this case (or if you’re not sure of your date of manufacture), merely go to MPShieldEZrecall.com and enter your serial quantity, or name 888-871-7114 .
FOR OWNERS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES:
For M&P Defend EZ Pistol house owners exterior the US, see our record of Approved Guarantee Facilities obtainable at smith-wesson.com/customer-service/warranty-stations, who will examine your pistol and exchange your hammer as crucial.
You probably have lower than 5 affected firearms, please enter your serial numbers to obtain return labels. You probably have 5 or extra affected pistols in stock, please name 888-871-7114 and we’ll coordinate a pickup of the affected firearms. In both case, the firearms will likely be expedited to our facility, repaired, and returned to you ASAP.
For these pistols on the record which you could have already bought, we ask that you just present us with the names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mails of consumers to whom you could have bought them to. Please ship this info to us electronically at [email protected] . If you happen to don’t have the potential to return the shape electronically, please name 888-871-7114. This info is significant to make sure that discover of the recall is given to all affected purchasers. As soon as we obtain this info from you, we’ll instantly prepare to supply discover of the recall on to your prospects.
REMEDY/ACTION TO BE TAKEN:
In case your M&P Defend EZ Pistol is included on this recall, we’ll prepare for the return of your firearm to Smith & Wesson for inspection. After inspection, if the hammer out of your firearm is affected, will probably be changed for free of charge to you. We count on that this whole course of will take now not than 10 enterprise days, and your pistol will likely be returned as shortly and effectively as attainable. All transport and substitute prices will likely be lined by Smith & Wesson.
HOW TO LOCATE YOUR SERIAL NUMBER AND DATE OF MANUFACTURE:
I’ve personally owned two Defend M&P EZ 9mm pistols and have already checked my serial numbers they usually weren’t included within the recall. I’d strongly urge any Defend EZ house owners to test their serial numbers to make sure that they don’t seem to be part of the affected lot of pistols. Thus far, Smith & Wesson has solely recognized two such pistols which are affected by this defect. Nonetheless, I discover that on this case being proactive as a substitute of reactive may presumably save lives ought to the cracked hammer break and lead to an unintentional discharge.