Gun owners: a popular line of rifles has been recalled due to a safety issue. Please check your guns immediately and share this information!
This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of this product can cause serious, adverse health consequences.
SIG Sauer, one of America’s most popular gun manufacturers, has recently discovered that many of their rifles (including the SIGM400 Predator models) were built with an improperly heat-treated hammer, which over time could result in a severe trigger malfunction, posing a serious risk to gun owners.
The company is now issuing a mandatory recall to replace the improperly heat-treated hammer and trigger assembly in these specific rifles. While there have been no injuries just yet (to our knowledge), the company is urging consumers to take this very seriously.
- SIG716 DMR
- SIG516 Carbon Fiber
- SIGM400 Predator
This recall does not affect any military or law enforcement rifles, or any SIG MCX/SIG MPX products. The official SIG Sauer website explains how the faulty hammer could result in a serious safety hazard over time, and urges customers to check their gun serial numbers immediately.
SIG SAUER, Inc. has determined that a limited number of rifles in the SIG716 DMR®, SIG516® Carbon Fiber and SIGM400® Predator models are subject to a Safety Warning and Recall Notice. Some models were built with a two-stage SIG SAUER trigger that may have an improperly heat-treated hammer.
Over time, this could result in a trigger malfunction creating a significant safety hazard. SIG SAUER is issuing a mandatory recall to replace the hammer and trigger assembly in these specific rifles. This recall does not affect any military or law enforcement rifles or any SIG MCX®/SIG MPX® products.
SIG SAUER will correct any of the affected firearms at no cost to the customer.
The firearms affected by the recall can be identified by the presence of a SIG mark etched into the hammer.
To determine if your rifle is subject to the recall, you must enter in the 9-digit serial number into the box here. If your firearm’s serial number is identified to be one of those at high risk for a malfunction, stop using it IMMEDIATELY and follow the four corrective steps below:
- Call SIG SAUER Customer Service at (603) 610-3000, Option #1, and have the rifle’s 9-digit serial number available.
- SIG SAUER Customer Service will send you shipping instructions that include a pre-addressed shipping label and box.
- Upon receipt of the shipping instructions, follow instructions found in the Owner’s Manual.
- Remove the magazine from the rifle.
- Clear the firearm of all ammunition.
- Separate the upper receiver from the lower receiver by removing the front and rear take-down pins.
- Using the pre-addressed shipping label and box that was sent to you, ship the lower receiver to SIG SAUER.
Once the manufacturer receives your firearm, it will be repaired and returned to you within 2-3 weeks. The company has apologized for any inconveniences that this may cause you, and has assured us that they will be handling this manner in the most expedient way possible.
FAQ’S – TWO STAGE MATCH TRIGGER RECALL
Q: How do I know if my rifle is affected?
A: If you own a SIG716 DMR, SIG516 with a Carbon Fiber Handguard, or a SIGM400 Predator, you could “POTENTIALLY” be affected. Go to visual identifier and serial number lookup above to see if your specific rifle is subject to the recall.
Q: Why are only these specific models being recalled?
A: These models contained a version of the SIG Two-Stage Match Trigger that was identified to have a heat treatment issue.
Q: What is the cost of this recall?
A: There will be no cost to the end user.
Q: How long will it take to get my rifle back?
A: 2-3 weeks.
Q: What do I need to do if my rifle is affected by the recall?
A: Contact SIG SAUER Customer Service at (603) 610-3000, Option #1, and you will be issued a pre-addressed shipping label and box.
Q: Does this affect any Law Enforcement or Military rifles in the market?
Q: Will my new trigger still be a Two-Stage Match Trigger?
Q: Do I need to return my lower to SIG SAUER?
Q: Are all triggers in the listed models – SIG716 DMR®, SIGM400® Predator, SIG516® with Carbon Fiber Handguard –affected?
A: No. Use the visual identifier above and serial number lookup to determine if your rifle is affected.
Once again, gun owners are urged to check their rifles right this instant, and if its serial number is identified as one of the recalled rifles, it is recommended that you IMMEDIATELY stop shooting it.
If you know anyone that is a gun owner, please share this article out IMMEDIATELY. Thank you and God bless.