Safety warning, mandatory recall notice issued for some Sig Sauer rifles

Safety warning, mandatory recall notice issued for some Sig Sauer rifles

The recall affects some Sig 716 DMR, 516 Carbon Fiber, and M400 Predators with “SIG” marked two-stage triggers (Photo: Sig Sauer)

Sig Sauer announced Friday that some Sig 716 DMR, 516 Carbon Fiber, and M400 Predators with two-stage triggers may have an improperly heat-treated hammer.

“Over time this could result in a trigger malfunction creating a significant safety hazard,” said a release from the company, announcing the mandatory recall on select models to replace the hammer and trigger assembly.

To determine if a particular model is subject to the recall, the New Hampshire-based arms maker notes that potentially affected models will have a “SIG” mark etched into the hammer and has a serial-number look-up tool online with instructions to follow.

After contacting Sig, those with rifles that fall into the recall range will be sent a pre-addressed shipping label and box to ship their lower to the factory, with an estimated turnaround of 2-3 weeks to receive the modified gun back.

The recall does not affect any military or law enforcement rifles or any SIG MCX or MPX products.