April 9, 2008—Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. has recalled Ruger SR9 pistols manufactured between October 2007 and April 2008.
Problem: Under certain conditions, the pistols can fire if dropped with their manual safeties in the “off” or “fire” position and a round in the chamber. The pistols will not fire if the manual safety is in the “on” or “safe” position.
In its recall statement, the company said, “As a responsible manufacturer, we want to make our customers aware of this safety concern as soon as possible. Ruger is finalizing the design of a new trigger group which prevents firing when dropped and will retrofit at no charge all Ruger SR9 pistols with serial number prefix “330” (330-xxxxx).
SR9 owners can obtain information or register for the recall by:
• Visiting the Ruger website at: www.ruger.com/SR9Recall/
• E-mail: SR9recall@ruger.com
• Fax: 928-541-8873
• Calling the Ruger SR9 Recall Hotline at 800-784-3701 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. EDT
When Ruger is ready to retrofit a consumer’s pistol, Ruger will send a shipping box, label and instructions for the free return of the SR9 pistol to the company’s factory in Prescott, Arizona.
The company said work will be completed promptly at no charge to the consumer and the pistol will be returned at Ruger’s expense. All owners will receive a free SR9 magazine as a thank-you from the company.
All owners of Ruger SR9 pistols are urged not to use their pistol until it has been retrofitted with these new factory parts. If owners must use their SR9 pistol, the manual safety should be kept in the “on” or “safe” position except when actually firing.
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