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Smith & Wesson Announces Recall of New M&P12 Shotguns Made Before October 15, 2021

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Smith & Wesson has announced a recall of all of their new hot-selling and very sought after M&P12 shotguns manufactured before October 15th, 2021. It seems that S&W has had reports of two of the guns that suffered cracked barrels. Out of an abundance of caution, the company has asked customers and dealers to send their guns in for inspection and necessary repair.

From the Smith & Wesson Website:


Smith & Wesson has received two field reports of cracked barrels involving the M&P12 Shotgun. To ensure that all of our Shotguns meet Smith & Wesson’s high standards for quality, we are implementing this Safety Recall of all Shotguns manufactured prior to October 15, 2021, to ensure there are no surface anomalies or conditions that might adversely affect the safety, function or performance of these Shotguns.

Please STOP USING your M&P12 Shotgun until it has been inspected and, if necessary, repaired by Smith & Wesson.


This notice applies to M&P12 Shotguns manufactured prior to October 15, 2021. To determine whether your M&P12 Shotgun is affected, check the label on the box to determine the date of manufacture (see image below). If the manufacture date is prior to October 15, 2021, your shotgun is subject to this Recall and should be returned to Smith & Wesson for inspection. If you are unsure of your date of manufacture, input your serial number below, or call 833-957-3476.


To determine whether your Shotgun was manufactured prior to October 15, 2021, please input your serial number below. If your Shotgun was manufactured prior to October 15, 2021, please call 833-957-3476 to obtain a pre-paid return label, to arrange for the return of your Shotgun to Smith & Wesson for inspection. After inspection, if the barrel from your Shotgun is affected, it will be replaced at no cost to you. Your Shotgun will be returned as quickly and efficiently as possible. All shipping and replacement costs will be covered by Smith & Wesson.


If you have affected Shotguns in your inventory, please call 833-957-3476 and we will coordinate the return of the affected firearms. The Shotguns will be expedited to our facility, repaired, and returned to you ASAP.

For those Shotguns which you have already sold, we ask that you provide us with the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mails of customers to whom you have sold them. Please send this information to us electronically at [email protected]. If you do not have the capability to return the form electronically, please call 833-957-3476. This information is vital to ensure that notice of the recall is given to all affected purchasers. Once we receive this information from you, we will immediately arrange to provide notice of the recall directly to your customers.

Customers that don’t have the original box can also go to the recall page and enter their serial number here to check if their shotgun is covered by the recall.


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