A Fast and Easy Way to Claim the Ruger LCP 380 Recall
In 2008, Ruger, a manufacturer of handguns and firearms, announced that they were conducting a for their LCP .380 auto center-fire pistols. This was because, during product testing, some pistols had the potential to discharge if dropped onto a hard surface with a round in the chamber.
To date, there have been no reports of accidents or injuries.
Ruger is offering one of two remedies:
- Replacing the hammer assembly with a new design that provides external protection to ensure that the pistol will not accidentally discharge if dropped;
- Or modifying the trigger and safety systems through an internal redesign of components within the pistol.
The company says both changes eliminate the possibility of an accidental discharge if the gun is dropped.
Recalls, especially gun-related recalls due to safety issues, are never good news. However, DoNotPay can help you throughout the process of the . We can answer any questions you have, and we'll be there to guide you through the process of your claim.
How Do I Know if My Ruger LCP 380 Is One of the Recalled Guns?
If you own a Ruger LCP .380 auto center-fire pistol chambered for the .380 ACP cartridge, here are the first steps you should take to determine if your pistol is one of those affected.
- For safety, make sure the gun is unloaded by clearing the pistol and confirming that there is no cartridge in the chamber.
- Inspect the serial number. If it begins with 370, it may be one of the recalled pistols. If it has any other number beginning with 3 or 4, it is not subject to this recall.
- Look inside the flat portion of the slot just behind and below the hammer for a diamond-shaped marking. If the marking is there, it has already been modified as is not part of the recall.
If your LCP .380 meets the criteria above and is one of those included in this recall, you should stop using the pistol immediately.
How Do I Make a Claim for the Ruger LCP 380 Recall?
Those who own these pistols are advised to discontinue using them and return the pistol to Ruger for a new one that has been altered to prevent an unintentional discharge if dropped. If you have not yet returned your LCP .380 auto center-fire pistol, please do so immediately to ensure that it is properly modified.
How to Return Your Pistol for the Ruger LCP 380 Recall
To return the pistol, follow these steps:
|Contact Ruger||Email Ruger at LCPRecall@ruger.com or call 800-784-3701 with the following information:
|Make a Return||After verifying the serial number and eligibility, Ruger will send you packaging and a shipping label to return the pistol to them.|
|Receive Your New Pistol||After receiving the pistol, Ruger will install a new hammer mechanism and other safety upgrades and return the pistol to you. Ruger will also include a complimentary magazine, and residents of Connecticut will receive a Ruger gift certificate.|
What Happened With the Ruger LCP 380 Recall?
Ruger received reports in 2008 of an LCP .380 auto center-fire pistol unintentionally discharging when dropped onto a hard surface.
After exhaustive testing, it was discovered that if a loaded pistol is dropped onto a hard surface with enough force in just the right way, there was the potential for the gun to fire even though it has not been pulled or squeezed.
The company has stated that the chance of this happening during a defensive situation is remote. However, they are taking this action to protect all their customers. Ruger is not aware of any injuries resulting from this condition.
Do I Immediately Get a Recall if I Report My Product?
No. Ruger or other companies often conduct product recalls independently and out of the public eye.
Before deciding whether to conduct a recall, companies test the product themselves. They also hire experts in weapons and munitions to perform additional tests. These experts have military or law enforcement backgrounds and are experienced with the use of guns for personal defense as well as combat.
The documentation that results from this testing is then reviewed by legal counsel, who determines if it is appropriate to conduct a recall and, if so, the best way to handle it.
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Using DoNotPay to file a Ruger LCP 380 Recall Claim is free, fast, and easy. Just make sure you meet the criteria and follow Ruger's instructions for filing your claim.
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- Tell us about your purchase, including the product name, brand, store you purchased the item from, price, and date of purchase. If you purchased the item online, enter your transaction details and payment method as well.
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