SOUTHPORT, Conn. (AP) — Firearm maker Sturm, Ruger & Co. said Wednesday it is recalling Ruger SR9 pistols made between October 2007 and this month because of a safety defect.
The company said the guns could fire if dropped with the safeties in the “off” or “fire” position.
“As a responsible manufacturer, we want to make our customers aware of this safety concern as soon as possible,” the company said in a statement.
The company will retrofit all Ruger SR9 pistols with serial number prefix “330”. SR9 owners can obtain information or register for the recall by contacting the company.
Shares of Sturm, Ruger & Co. rose 8 cents to $7.95 in after-hours trading after falling 45 cents, or 5.4 percent, to close at $7.86. The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $7.22 to $22.58.
The pertinent contact information for SR9 owners to obtain information or register for the recall are:
* Visiting the Ruger website at: www.ruger.com/SR9Recall/
* E-mail: [email protected]
* Fax: 928-541-8873
* Calling the Ruger SR9 Recall Hotline at 800-784-3701 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. EDT.