Last night Walther America issued a recall for certain Walther PK380 pistols because of a defective manual safety. To be more specific, with certain models you may be able to discharge a round when the trigger is pulled even if the safety is engaged.
According to the press release, the issue was identified through an internal quality review and applies to models that were manufactured from May through September 2012, and have a serial number between PK101201 and PK112155.
The company recommends owners of these particular .380-caliber handguns to “stop using your pistol and return it to Walther America at once.”
And warned, “Any unintended discharge of a firearm has the potential to cause injury, and we ask that you stop using your pistol until we have an opportunity to inspect it to make certain that there is no condition which will allow the pistol to discharge with the safety engaged.”
So if you own one of these defective models contact Walther America to inspect and repair it. You can contact the company’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. All shipping and repair costs will be covered by Walther America.
Additional information will be posted on WaltherAmerica.com. If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Walther America at 1-800-713-0356.