Smith & Wesson announced a safety recall on certain Walther PPK and PPK/S pistols. The company requests that you stop using your Walther PPK or PPK/S manufactured by Smith & Wesson from March 21, 2002 to February 3, 2009 immediately. A safety issue exists in some of these pistols that may cause serious injury or fatality.
The issue was found that some Walther PPK and PPK/S semiautomatic handguns will fire a chambered round without the trigger being pulled. Smith & Wesson engineers found that after chambering a round and disengaging the safety, there is a possibility that lowering the hammer will fire the chambered round without pulling the trigger.
The Walther PPK and PPK/S pistols affected were made by Smith & Wesson from March 21, 2002 to February 3, 2009 with the following serial numbers:
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
If you own a Walther PPK or PPK/S made during this time period and it has one of the serial numbers listed above, Smith & Wesson asks that you STOP USING YOUR PISTOL and return it to Smith & Wesson for a free replacement of the hammer block.
Firearms that have been fixed will have a punch dot at the back of the pistol’s frame. This mark indicates that the new hammer block has been installed and your Walther is safe to use and fire.
Please contact Smith & Wesson at 1-800-33-0852 or PPK_S@smith-wesson.com if you suspect your Walther PPK or PPK/S may have a defective hammer block.
Smith & Wesson issued this recall in February 2009.
If you have any questions about the recall, please contact Smith & Wesson and not Cheaper Than Dirt! You can reach Smith & Wesson at 855-774-8527.
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