Recall: PPK And PPK/S Pistols May Permit a Round To Be Discharged Without The Trigger Being Pulled
Smith & Wesson is recalling all Walther PPK and PPK/S pistols manufactured by Smith & Wesson from March 21, 2002, until February 3, 2009.
Certain PPK and PPK/S pistols may permit a round to be discharged without the trigger being pulled. When the manual safety is disengaged, lowering the hammer may cause a chambered round to fire.
The Serial Numbers of the pistol subject to this recall are as follows:
- 0010BAB - 9999BAB
- 0000BAC - 9999BAC
- 0000BAD - 9999BAD
- 0000BAE - 9999BAE
- 0000BAF - 9999BAF
- 0000BAH - 9999BAH
- 0000BAJ - 9999BAJ
- 0000BAK - 9999BAK
- 0000BAL - 5313BAL
- 0000BAM - 1320BAM
- 0000LTD - 0499LTD
- 0001PPK - 1500PPK
- 0026REP - 0219REP
- 0001WLE - 0459WLE
While we have no reason to believe that the condition affects every pistol produced during the designated period, we have chosen in the interest of safety to replace the hammer block in every (weapon) that is returned, Smith & Wesson said in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
When you return your pistol to Smith & Wesson, the company will replace the existing hammer block feature with a new part at no cost to the gun owner.
When one of the affected PPK/PPKS pistols are returned, you should note a punch dot which appears at the back of the frame. This marking is verification that the new hammer block has been installed and that the pistol is safe to handle.
If you have any questions about this recall, contact Smith & Wesson at 800-331-0852 or email them at PPK_S@Smith-Wesson.com.