Friday, 30 August 2013

Springfield Armory 3.3 XD-S SAFETY RECALL

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On 28 August 2013, Springfield Armory announced a voluntary recall of Springfield 3.3 XD-S 9mm and 45ACP pistols. The XD (X-treme Duty) is a series of polymer-framed, striker-fired semi-automatic pistols. The series is manufactured in Karlovac, Croatia by HS Produkt as the HS2000 (Hrvatski Samokres 2000). Hrvatski Samokres 2000 translated from Croatian means ‘Croatian Pistol 2000’ which also denotes the year of first manufacture. Springfield Armory imports and markets the series as XD, XDM, or XD-S. In the interest of safety, the Whiskey Delta Gulf blog is sharing this notice for this popular pistol.

Springfield Armory is initiating this 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. We want to emphasize that no injuries have been reported to date.

Springfield has determined 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. The chance of these conditions existing is exceptionally rare, but if they happen, serious injury or death could occur.

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. 

From Springfield Armory Website

Springfield Armory, Inc. is a firearms manufacturer/importer located in Geneseo, Illinois. The company was founded in 1974. Their primary products include M1911 pistols, and the M1A rifle series. Since 2002, the have been importing the Croatian HS2000 pistol as the XD ("X-Treme-Duty") series. They have also imported Tanfoglio and Astra semi-automatic pistols under the Springfield name.

Take care out there...

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