IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE - September 16, 2016
T/C Compass Rifles
DESCRIPTION OF THE HAZARD: Thompson/Center has identified a condition that may exist in some Compass rifles. We have determined that there may be some instances, depending on the height and position of the rifle and other factors, where a chambered round may fire if the firearm is dropped with the safety in the fire position. Safety is paramount to us, so we are taking this measure to further enhance performance and to meet our customer expectations, with the goal of reducing the chance of an accidental discharge should the rifle be dropped.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PRODUCT INVOLVED: This recall applies to all Compass rifles manufactured by Thompson/ Center prior to September 16, 2016.
REMEDY/ACTION TO BE TAKEN: STOP USING YOUR RIFLE.
Any unintended discharge of a firearm has the potential to cause injury and we are asking all Compass owners to immediately stop using their rifles until corrective action can be taken. To remedy this condition, your rifle will be inspected and if necessary repaired at no cost to you. Your firearm will be returned as quickly and efficiently as possible. All shipping and repair costs will be covered by Thompson/Center Arms.
To facilitate this repair, please contact Thompson/Center at the number below to arrange for the return of your rifle. You will promptly receive a shipping return label with instructions on the return of your rifle. While you are awaiting the shipping instructions, remember that the rifle should always be stored unloaded and with the safety in the SAFE – LOAD/UNLOAD position as shown below:
See the Owner’s Manual for complete storage instructions.
VERIFICATION OF CORRECTIVE ACTION: When your rifle is returned, you should note a punch dot on the receiver. See the photograph below. The mark is only visible with the bolt removed. This punch dot is confirmation that your rifle has been inspected and the hazard has been corrected.
When your rifle is returned, you should also note a red star on the label on the outside of your box. See the photograph above. This mark is further confirmation that your rifle has been inspected and the hazard has been corrected.
CONSUMER CONTACT: To arrange for the inspection and repair of your Compass rifle, in the United States, please call us at (855) 512-5935 or complete the safety recall form using the link below to receive a FedEx pre-paid label and shipping instructions.
Outside the United States, click HERE for a list of Authorized Warranty Stations that will repair your rifle.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECALL, PLEASE CONTACT THOMPSON/CENTER AT 855-899-6259