Handguns News Semi Auto Smith & Wesson Issues Safety Recall for M&P Shield Pistols G&A Online Editors August 23rd, 2013 | More From G&A Online Editors Share0 Tweet Email Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Smith & Wesson has issued a major consumer safety alert for all M&P Shield Pistols manufactured before August 19, 2013. Released August 22, 2013, the safety alert identified an issue where the M&P Shield’s trigger bar pin could damage the trigger’s drop safety feature—enabling the pistol to potentially discharge when dropped. Smith & Wesson urgently warns anyone with a Shield to: “STOP USING YOUR PISTOL IMMEDIATELY UNTIL IT HAS BEEN INSPECTED AND, IF THE CONDITION IS FOUND, REPAIRED.” Although it is believed the condition is limited to recently manufactured M&P Shields, Smith & Wesson is urging all consumers to inspect their pistols for the potential hazard. To determine if your Shield is affected, follow these video instructions to inspect your pistol. If your M&P Shield exhibits the potential safety hazard, be sure to arrange for repair by contacting Smith & Wesson directly at (877)-899-6259. According to Smith & Wesson, firearms sent in for repair will be returned within 5 to 7 business days, and all shipping and repair expenses will be covered. Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Share0 Tweet Email Load Comments ( ) Don’t forget to sign up! Get the Top Stories from Guns & Ammo Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service Even More blogs Show More Get the Guns & Ammo Newsletter FREE! Get the top stories delivered right to your inbox every week. To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service 9 Awesomely Creative Ways to Kill ZombiesRead Now! Advertisement ▶ Now on Tablets! Subscribe & Save! Temporary Price Reduction! Subscribe Now Give a Gift | Subscriber Services WAIT!DON'T MISS A SINGLE ISSUE! Get 12 issues for the low price of just $9! Subscribe!