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Smith & Wesson Issues Safety Recall for M&P Shield Pistols

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.

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