Smith & Wesson issues safety recall notice for M&P12 shotguns
Following reports of barrels cracking in the field, Smith & Wesson issued a safety recall for the new M&P12 pump-action shotgun covering all samples manufactured before October 15, 2021
Smith & Wesson is announcing an important safety recall for all M&P12 pump-action shotguns manufactured before October 15, 2021.
Introduced barely two months ago, the M&P12 is Smith & Wesson's first shotgun in decades, and has been designed for home protection, sport shooting and tactical applications.
Offering a bull-pup design with ambidextrous controls, downwards ejection and a staggering capacity of 13 rounds of 12-gauge ammunition in 3" shells and 15 shots in 2.¾" shells, the M&P12 aligns to the most modern market trends and offers cutting-edge technical solutions. But no machine is exempt from defects – and Smith & Wesson's latest shotgun is no exception.
Recently, Smith & Wesson received two reports of barrels on brand new M&P12 shotguns cracking in the field. Despite the exiguous number of reports, in order to ensure that M&P12 users are able to enjoy their new shotgun in full safety, Smith & Wesson is implementing a safety recall on all M&P12 shotguns manufactured prior to October 15, 2021.
All M&P12 owners are urged not to use their shotgun until they can verify if it's affected by the recall. All recalled shotguns will be inspected to ensure there are no surface anomalies or conditions that might adversely affect the safety, function or performance – and repaired if necessary.
What should you do?
If you own a Smith & Wesson M&P12 shotgun, find the serial number and the date of manufacture on the label attached to the shipment box and imput them in the search window you'll find on the website mpshotgunrecall.com.
Should your shotgun be affected by the recall, call 833-957-3476 to obtain a pre-paid return label, to arrange for the return of your M&P12 to Smith & Wesson for inspection. After inspection, if the barrel from your shotgun is affected, it will be replaced and your M&P12 will be returned as quickly and efficiently as possible. All shipping and replacement costs will be covered by Smith & Wesson.
Dealers and distributors with affected shotguns in their inventory are urged to call 833-957-3476 and coordinate with Smith & Wesson for the return of the affected firearms. If affected shotguns have already been sold, dealers and distributors are asked to provide Smith & Wesson with the names, addresses, telephone numbers and E-mails of customers through a dedicated E-Mail address, so that proper notice can be given to all affected purchasers.