IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE – February 20, 2009

PRODUCT: Walther PPK and PPK/S pistols
DESCRIPTION OF THE HAZARD: Smith & Wesson has identified a condition that may exist in certain PPK and PPK/S pistols which may permit a round to be discharged without the trigger being pulled. When the manual safety is disengaged, Smith & Wesson’’s Product Engineering Group has determined that the possibility exists in certain firearms that lowering the hammer may cause a chambered round to fire.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PRODUCT INVOLVED: This recall applies to all Walther PPK and PPK/S pistols manufactured by Smith & Wesson from March 21, 2002, until February 3, 2009. The Serial Numbers of the pistol subject to this recall are as follows:

0010BAB – 9999BAB

0000BAC – 9999BAC

0000BAD – 9999BAD

0000BAE – 9999BAE

0000BAF – 9999BAF

0000BAH – 9999BAH

0000BAJ – 9999BAJ

0000BAK – 9999BAK

0000BAL – 5313BAL

0000BAM – 1320BAM

0000LTD – 0499LTD

0001PPK – 1500PPK

0026REP – 0219REP

0001WLE – 0459WLE

REMEDY/ACTION TO BE TAKEN: STOP USING YOUR PISTOL AND RETURN IT AT ONCE.Any unintended discharge of a firearm has the potential for causing injury and we ask that you stop using your pistol immediately.To facilitate the repair of your pistol please contact customer service to receive instructions.

Upon receipt of your pistol, we will replace the existing hammer block with a new part at no cost to you. Your firearm will be returned as quickly and efficiently as possible.

VERIFICATION OF CORRECTIVE ACTION: When your pistol is returned, you should note a punch dot which appears at the back of the frame. See the photograph below.Punch DotThis marking is verification that the new hammer block has been installed and that your pistol is safe to handle.
CONSUMER CONTACT: Please contact Walther Arms via phone (479) 242-8500 or email us using the Contact Us form if your PPK or PPK/S serial number is within the range of recalled guns. Our customer service team will provide you with an RA#, Return Form, and a PrePaid FedEx label.