Archives for February 2009

Walther PPK and PPK/S pistols

Smith & Wesson has identified a condition that
may exist in certain PPK and PPK/S pistols
which may permit a round to be discharged
without the trigger being pulled. When the man-
ual safety is disengaged, Smith & Wesson’s
Product Engineering Group has determined that
the possibility exists in certain firearms that
lowering the hammer may cause a chambered
round to fire.
This recall applies to all Walther PPK and
PPK/S pistols manufactu
red by Smith & Wes-
son from March 21, 2002, until February 3,
2009. 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
STOP USING YOUR PISTOL AND RETURN IT
TO SMITH & WESSON AT ONCE.
Any unintended discharge of a firearm has the
potential for causing injury, and we ask that you
stop using your pistol immediately.
To facilitate the repair of your pistol, please con-
tact Smith & Wesson’s customer service de-
partment to receive instructions for the return of
your pistol to Smith & Wesson.
When you return your pistol to Smith & Wesson,
we will replace the exis
ting hammer block fea-
ture with a new part at no cost to you. Your fire-
arm will be returned as quickly and efficiently as
possible.
http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore/Walther/upload/other/PPK%20Recall%20Notice.pdf