Basic Information on Gun Recalls

The gun industry is the only consumer product that isn’t regulated by the federal government. The gun industry is exempt from all federal safety and health regulations, which means there is no federal agency that can require gun manufacturers to recall defective guns, ammunition, or accessories. This means gun owners and enthusiasts will need to rely on the gun manufacturers to issue a recall if there is a dangerous defect found in a gun of any make or model.

However, this means many defective guns are not recalled in a timely manner or even worse, the manufacturer fails to describe the issue to consumers in an accurate and descriptive manner resulting in further injuries. The National Shooting Sports Foundation claims up to 40% of new guns contain some type of defect. This means, potentially millions of gun owners could have a gun that has a potential defect.

Firearms With Alleged Defects

If you own one or more of the following firearms, you may be entitled to compensation.

TAURUS 

  • PT-111 Millennium
  • PT-132 Millennium
  • PT-138 Millennium
  • PT-140 Millennium
  • PT-145 Millennium
  • PT-745 Millennium
  • PT- 609
  • PT-640
  • PT-24/7 pistols

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REMINGTON 

  • Model 700 B
  • Model 660 C
  • Model XP-100 D
  • Model 721 E
  • Model 722 F
  • Model 725 G
  • Model 600 H
  • Model SEVEN
  • Model 673
  • Model 710
  • Model 715
  • Model 770
  • Model Sportsman 78

RUGER 

  • Single action revolvers
  • Various models of pistols
  • Various models of rifles

WALTHER 

  • CCP M1
  • PPK
  • PPK/S
  • PK380

SIG SAUER 

  • SIG716 DMR
  • SIG516 Carbon Fiber
  • SIGM400 Predator

Remington Recalls

Remington Arms is an American firearm manufacturer that was founded in 1816. It is America’s oldest gun manufacturer and claims to be the oldest American factory that still makes its original product. Mostly known for their shotguns and rifles, Remington is among one of the most popular gun makers in the world. Remington has recalled several weapons, including the Model 700, Model Seven and more.

Ruger Recalls

Sturm, Ruger, & Co., better known as Ruger, is am American firearm manufacturer based out of Connecticut. Originally founded in 1949, Ruger has produced bolt-action, semi-automatic, and single-shot rifles, shotguns, and pistols. The ATF names Ruger as the largest firearm manufacturer. Ruger has recalled its single action revolvers as well as various pistols and rifles. Its most recent recall pertains to all Mark IV pistols (including 22/45™ models) manufactured prior to June 1, 2017. The Mark IV has the potential to discharge unintentionally if the safety is not utilized correctly. Specifically, if the trigger is pulled while the safety lever is midway between safe and fire, the pistol may not fire when the trigger is pulled. However, if the trigger is released and the safety lever is then moved from mid to fire position, the pistol will fire. This can result in serious injury or death.

Taurus Recalls

Taurus, also known as Forjas Taurus, is a Brazilian based manufacturer of firearms, plastics, body armor, helmets, and even civil construction. It is considered a local manufactured firearm and produced its first revolver in 1941. Since then, Taurus has imported firearms to the USA where it gained popularity for its various handguns and larger frame handguns such as the Ragin Bull.

Taurus is responsible for arguably one of the most famous gun recalls in recent history. The recall is a result of a faulty design that allowed the pistol to inadvertently fire when dropped. This resulted in a discharge even if the safety was on. Taurus recalls have been issued for the Millennium series of handguns, as well as the PT-609, and more.

Contact Us For More Information

If you believe you’re the victim of a gun defect related injury or if you have a loved one who was injured or killed as a result of a gun defect, contact MH Law today. Fill out our form below to have our staff will review the details of your story. We’ll then be able to provide you with advice on how to move forward with your suit.