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.