GENESEO, Illinois (August 29, 2013) — Springfield Armory® launched a voluntary safety recall to upgrade 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm and 3.3 XD-S™ .45ACP pistols with new components, which eliminate the possibility of a potentially dangerous condition. Owners of XD-S™ 3.3 9mm and .45ACP pistols are instructed to stop using their pistol and carefully unload it; then visit www.springfieldrecall.com and follow the instructions to begin the upgrade process. Springfield will cover the cost of the shipping and upgrades.
This Safety Recall applies only to:
Springfield 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm pistols – serial numbers between XS900000 and XS938700.
Springfield 3.3 XD-S™ .45ACP pistols – serial numbers between XS500000 and XS686300.
The company announced that, under exceptionally rare circumstances, some 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm and .45ACP caliber pistols could experience an unintended discharge during the loading process when the slide is released, or could experience a double-fire when the trigger is pulled once. Springfield said the chance of these conditions existing is exceptionally rare, but if they happen, serious injury or death could occur.
“Springfield apologizes for this inconvenience,” said Dennis Reese, co-chairman of Springfield, headquartered in Geneseo, Illinois. “Our customers’ safety is our paramount concern; we want to emphasize that no injuries have been reported to date.”
Springfield is in the process of notifying customers, distributors and dealers.
EDITORS NOTE: Did I happen to mention that I just bought an XD-S 9mm? (Yes, it is in the above photo.)