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:
- Visiting the LCP recall website at www.Ruger.com/LCPRecall
- E-mailing: LCPRecall@Ruger.com
- Faxing: 928-541-8873
- Calling the LCP Recall hotline at 1-800-784-3701
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 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.