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Springfield Armory 3.3 XD-S Safety Recall

Springfield Armory® is initiating this voluntary safety recall to upgrade 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm and 3.3 XD-S™ .45ACP pistols with new components, which eliminate the possibility of a potentially dangerous condition. We want to emphasize that no injuries have been reported to date.

Springfield has determined that under exceptionally rare circumstances, some 3.3 XD-S 9mm and .45ACP caliber pistols could experience an unintended discharge during the loading process when the slide is released, or could experience a double-fire when the trigger is pulled once. The chance of these conditions existing is exceptionally rare, but if they happen, serious injury or death could occur.

What should you do?

STOP USING YOUR 3.3 XD-S 9mm or .45ACP PISTOL AND CAREFULLY UNLOAD IT! To begin the upgrade process and for fastest response, go to Request a return authorization for the 3.3 XD-S Recall. You will need to provide your name, address, phone number, email address and the serial number of your 3.3 XD-S. The serial number is located on the frame beneath the dust cover (accessory rail).

If you don’t have computer access you may initiate the upgrade process by calling 800-680-6866. If you no longer own the 3.3 XD-S 9mm or .45ACP pistol, please advise Springfield of the current owner.

What pistols are involved?

This Safety Recall applies only to:

  • Springfield 3.3 XD-S 9mm pistols – serial numbers between XS900000 and XS938700
  • Springfield 3.3 XD-S .45ACP pistols – serial numbers between XS500000 and XS686300

This Safety Recall does not apply to any XD® or XD(M)® pistols.

What will Springfield do?

Springfield will send you a return authorization and mailing label, allowing you to return your 3.3 XD-S 9mm or .45ACP pistol to Springfield at no cost to you. Springfield will upgrade your 3.3 XD-S 9mm or .45ACP pistol with the new components, and return it to you. Springfield will provide tracking numbers so you can monitor the receipt and return of your upgrades.


Visit for further information about this safety recall. You can reach Springfield at 800-680-6866. Springfield apologizes for this inconvenience, but your safety is our paramount concern.

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Comments (3)

  1. I have owned the XDs 9mm for about a year and still in the break in period. The gun in the past has had ftf and stove pipes, but since I have passed 300 rounds, I am starting to put more trust into using this gun as a edc along with my PX4 40 cal. My next investment will be the XD45

  2. Rick, you must be a Glock lover. Having fired just about everything out there I have found the Springfield XD series to be superior in comfort, accuracy and precision. I own 4 different XD hand guns, a subcompact 9, a standard 9, an XDs .45 and a tactical .45. I believe these guns are better than anything out there, including most of the high price custom pieces.

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