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IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE - NOVEMBER 26, 2008

PRODUCT:

Bolt from Smith & Wesson's i-Bolt rifle.

DESCRIPTION OF THE HAZARD:

Smith & Wesson has identified a condition that may exist with the bolt supplied with some rifles that would allow the striker to become disengaged from its locking tabs during cycling of the bolt, allowing the rifle to fire without the trigger being pulled.  In the interest of consumer safety, we are initiating this recall to allow for the prompt inspection and, if necessary, the repair and replacement of each bolt.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PRODUCT INVOLVED:

This recall applies to the bolts of all i-Bolt rifles manufactured by Smith & Wesson prior to December 1, 2008.

REMEDY/ACTION TO BE TAKEN:

STOP USING YOUR RIFLE.

Any unintended discharge of a firearm has the potential for causing injury, and we ask that you stop using your rifle until we have an opportunity to inspect the bolt to make certain that there is no condition which will allow the striker to disengage.

To facilitate the inspection and repair, if necessary, of your rifle bolt, please contact Smith & Wesson’s customer service department to receive instructions and a call tag for the return of your bolt to Smith & Wesson.

When you return your bolt to Smith & Wesson, be sure to attach the completed information card received from Smith & Wesson, so that your bolt can be inspected and repaired, and returned to you as quickly and efficiently as possible.

VERIFICATION OF CORRECTIVE ACTION:

When your rifle bolt is returned, you should note a punch dot on the handle of the bolt.  See the photograph below.  This punch dot is confirmation that your bolt has been inspected and is safe to use.

iBolt punch dot

CONSUMER CONTACT:

To receive a FedEx pre-paid billable stamp and shipping instructions to arrange for the inspection and repair, if necessary, of your bolt, contact Smith & Wesson directly at 1-800-331-0852 or email us at qa@smith-wesson.com.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECALL, PLEASE CONTACT SMITH & WESSON AT 1-800-331-0852.