RECALL: Thompson/Center Recalls All ICON, VENTURE and DIMENSION Rifles Manufactured

Thompson/Center Arms has discovered that every ICON, VENTURE and DIMENSION rifle manufactured before yesterday have a fault with the safety that could have it disengage upon closing the bolt. This is a **huge** recall.

Thompson/Center Arms™ has identified a condition that may cause the safety lever on certain ICON®, VENTURE™ and DIMENSION® rifles to bind, preventing the safety from becoming fully engaged.  In this situation, closing the bolt may move the safety to the fire position.  The rifle will not fire unless the trigger is pulled.  However, out of an abundance of caution, we are taking this action to recall the rifles so that the firearm can be inspected by our technicians to ensure that the safety lever functions as designed.

This recall applies to all ICON, VENTURE and DIMENSION rifles manufactured by Thompson/Center Arms prior to June 13, 2013.


Because the safety of our customers is our utmost concern, we ask that you stop using your rifle until we have an opportunity to inspect the safety lever to ensure its proper function.

To facilitate the inspection and repair, if necessary, of your rifle safety lever, please contact Thompson/Center’s customer service department to receive instructions and a pre-paid shipping label for the return of your rifle to Thompson/Center.  Thompson/Center will repair the rifle at no cost to you, and return it to you as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Additional information will be available shortly on our website at  In the meantime, if you have any questions about this recall, please contact Thompson/Center at (800) 713-0355.

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • Frosty_The_White_Man

    Holy smokes I was about to order one next week.

    • JBen

      If you order one after the re-call it will probably already be repaired.

  • John

    Damn. Just walked out of Cabela’s with a brand new Icon yesterday. Sure puts a damper on things.

  • sadlerbw

    Somewhere, an engineer is having a very, very bad day.

  • KM

    So when is Kel Tec going to recall every pistol they ever made?

  • Chappy

    Damnit I shot mine last week …. Now I have to send it back because it’s not safe really ? Dammit I’m mad now they better give me something for for this … putting my life or others in danger :/

  • JBen

    This is the 2nd recall since I bought my Venture 30-06. No problem! All I got to do, for the 2nd time, is take my rifle back to Bass Pro, have them dismount the scope, get a mailing label, pack it up (fortunately I saved the original box), take it to FedEx, wait a couple of weeks, get it back, take it back to Bass Pro to have the scope re-mounted, and then go to the range to zero in the scope!
    I really like my Venture and have personally had no problems with it but these re-calls are getting very old!

    • Bob Null

      I’ve been trying for 6 months to get a shipping label to send my venture back. Just called today i hope they get their shit together

      • John

        My icon misfired on the biggest buck of my life yesterday. Didn’t know about the recall. To say I’m pissed is putting it lightly!!!!

  • scott

    Thompson/Center has had my DIMENSION since June because of another problem and I still don’t have my new gun. I will never buy a another gun from this company PS its October and still no gun