RECALL NOTICE: Beretta Neos Pistols

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson


Beretta U.S.A. Corp. has discovered a potential condition with Beretta .22 caliber NEOS semiautomatic pistols in which the pistol will fire even if the safety is activated and, in some cases, the pistols may fire if the safety is moved from the OFF to the ON position. Chances of either of these situations occurring is extremely remote and no injuries have occurred because of this condition, however, because of safety concerns relating to this situation, Beretta U.S.A. Corp. is immediately implementing a recall of Beretta .22 caliber NEOS semiautomatic pistols.

If you have a Beretta NEOS pistol, please send it to our Accokeek Maryland Service Center for repair. Instructions on how to send your Neos to Beretta is available at or by calling 1-800-BERETTA. Note: Some pistols are not subject to recall. Please visit to see if your NEOS has already been repaired.

Your pistol will be retrofitted, at no cost to you, with a replacement firing pin assembly. The new firing pin assembly can be identified either by a circle on the back of the firing pin that includes a red dot in the center, or by a vertical line (either version is suitable for your continued use) as seen in these illustrations:

Please make sure that your Beretta NEOS pistol is unloaded before delivery to the service center.

Do not experiment with your Neos pistol to see if it has the potential safety issue. Some NEOS pistols have already been repaired. If the firing pin for your NEOS looks like Version 1 or 2 above, you do not need to return it for retrofit. Please visit to see if your NEOS has already been repaired.

This is a good reminder that you should never rely on a mechanical safety. Cooper’s set of rules is the only reliable safety.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Billy M. Rhodes Billy M. Rhodes on Mar 12, 2011

    I was sent a new pistol after four months. I would call and they would give me the run around. Finally I started writing letters.

    As to packing, I had the original box which I used but would not do so again, because the box my new pistol came in was not as good.

    It will cost you something, but I took mine to a pack and ship place, they packed it and then I took it home and waited for UPS.

  • Nate Nate on Apr 18, 2011

    I just wanted to update this in case anyone else stumbles across this article. I got my NEOS back on the 12th, exactly 1 month after I sent it in. It came back in perfect condition, and they even replaced the barrel nut locking mechanism which had fallen off over a year ago. Overall I had a good experience with the recall.