During an internal quality review, the world-famous German Carl Walther GmbH company has identified a condition that may exist in certain PK380 .380 ACP semi-automatic pistols which may permit a round to be discharged if the trigger is pulled, despite engagement of the manual safety. Walther has found that engagement of the manual safety may not prevent firing of a chambered round when the trigger is pulled.
Walther thus decided to issue a recall notice and to ask all owners of the possibly unsafe samples to send them back to the factory, where they will be fixed and returned to the legitimate owners at no cost. Te recall applies to Walther PK380, .380 ACP pistols manufactured by Carl Walther GmbH from May through September 2012, having a serial number range from PK101201 to PK112155.
Any and all owners of a Walther PK380 .380 ACP semi-automatic pistol, in any variant, which may fall in said serial number range are thus advised to stop firing or otherwise using their Walther PK380 .380 ACP semi-automatic pistols and take arrangements to return it to Walther America at once!
Any unintended discharge of a firearm has the potential to cause injury, and the Company thus asks all owners of the possibly unsafe pistols to stop using them until Carl Walther GmbH technicians will have had an opportunity to inspect it to make certain that there is no condition which will allow the pistol to discharge with the safety engaged.
To facilitate the inspection and repair, if necessary, of your pistol, please contact Waltheramerica’s customer service department at +1-800-713-0356 to receive instructions and a call tag for the return of your pistol to Walther America; same goes for any further questions about this recall. Additional information will be posted on Walther America's official website.
Advocating a responsible and cautious behaviour as an important part of the “Shooterʼs way of life”, all4shooters.com joins Carl Walther GmbH and Walther America in asking all owners of any and all Walther PK380 .380 ACP semi-automatic pistols which may fall in the defective stock to get in touch with the company and proceed to ship their firearm back for inspection, and repair if necessary. It will have no cost for you as all expenses will be paid by Walther, and it and will keep you, your fellow shooters, your neighbours and all your loved ones, including your family members or anybody who may live with you, safe from any possible negative consequence or injury that an accidental discharge might cause.
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