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Weatherby SA-08 semi-automatic shotgun

WEATHERBY® 28 GA. SA-08 SEMI-AUTOMATIC SHOTGUN

Weatherby, Inc. of Paso Robles, California, is performing a product safety recall on a limited number of Weatherby® SA-08 model semi-automatic shotguns sold by Weatherby, Inc., beginning March 11, 2013. The affected shotguns bear serial numbers on the receiver within the following series AN00001-AN02802 (inclusive). The safety recall is based on reported incidents of accidental discharge upon bolt closure and chambering of a live shot shell. A corrective safety upgrade has been identified, which will be fully implemented upon completion of testing to achieve assurance that the safety upgrade prevents occurrences of accidental discharge as reported. Accidental discharge of any firearm can result in severe injury or property damage if the muzzle of the firearm is pointed in an unsafe direction at the time of accidental discharge.

WARNING: If you own a Weatherby® 28 Gauge SA-08 model semi-automatic shotgun with a serial number within the range of serial numbers referred to above, USE OF YOUR SHOTGUN MAY RESULT IN AN ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE AND SEVERE INJURY. STOP USING YOUR SHOTGUN IMMEDIATELY and call Weatherby at 1-800-227-2018, extension 6, or 1-805-227-2600 or www.weatherby.com/28 to receive instructions on how to return the shotgun for the safety recall.

NO OTHER WEATHERBY® SHOTGUNS ARE AFFECTED BY THIS SAFETY NOTICE. CHECK YOUR SERIAL NUMBER.

The affected shotguns were originally sold through licensed wholesale distributors and gun dealers nationwide, and some may have been resold by the original owners through retail gun dealers, trade shows or privately. If you have sold, traded or given away an affected 28 Gauge Weatherby® SA-08 model semi-automatic shotgun, it is important for you to forward this Safety Notice to the current owner.

Weatherby apologizes for any inconvenience to its customers resulting from this safety recall program, but it is important that owners of affected shotguns take advantage of this free repair program and do not use an affected shotgun before it has been repaired. All work will be done at the factory at no charge. Please do not return your Weatherby® SA-08 28 Gauge shotgun to the factory before contacting us for return instructions.

 

http://www.weatherby.com/support/safety-center/sa-08-28-gauge-safety-notice.html