October 31, 2008

Ruger Issues Product Safety Warning and Recall Notice of LCP Pistol

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. announced that it has recently received a small number of reports from the field indicating that LCP pistols can discharge when dropped onto a hard surface with a round in the chamber. Although no injuries have been reported, the company will retrofit all older LCP pistols. The retrofit involves installation of an upgraded hammer mechanism at no charge to the customer. This is a free safety upgrade.

All LCP pistols bearing the prefix "370" (that is, serial number 370-xxxxx) may be affected. LCP owners can sign up for the safety upgrade or obtain additional information by:

The new parts are being built and Ruger will retrofit LCP pistols on a first-come, first-served basis as soon as they are available. When Ruger is ready to retrofit a consumer's pistol, Ruger will send a shipping label and package with instructions for the FREE return of the LCP pistol to its factory in Prescott, Arizona.

Ruger LCP

Ruger LCP

Ruger will install the new hammer mechanism, plus some other functional upgrades that have been added since the LCP's introduction, at no charge to the consumer and the pistol will be returned at Ruger's expense. All owners will receive a free LCP magazine with the new finger grip extension as a "thank you" for their patience and cooperation.

Comments (5)

Ruger has excellent customer service by necessity. After the hundreds-of-thousands of quality-control comebacks that they've received, they ought to be very efficient.

Posted by: RackEmPunk | November 11, 2008 2:23 PM    Report this comment

This never happened on Bill's watch

Posted by: Terry W | November 8, 2008 12:46 PM    Report this comment

I just bought an LCP and fired it for the first time yesterday. No problems. I am not surprised that Ruger initiated a recall so quickly. I've been a Ruger fan for many years and found Ruger to be very responsive to any problem that may arise, and remedy the situation quickly. Thanks for the update. BUY AMERICAN!

Posted by: Eugene C | November 7, 2008 5:05 PM    Report this comment

Once again, Ruger doing the right thing and taking care of it's customers.

Posted by: Calico 6 | November 7, 2008 9:47 AM    Report this comment

THE INFORMATION YOU PRINT IS WORTH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION EVEN IF A PERSON HAD NO INTEREST IN GUNSMITHING.

Posted by: GEORGE S | November 6, 2008 8:42 AM    Report this comment

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