Due to drop fire concerns in 2018, Walther issued a large recall on PPS M2 models, following manufacturing safety concerns. Defective handguns and accidental discharge accidents have been a growing concern for some time, and more models are recalled each year following accidents and injuries.
Safety Recalls were issued in November 2018 for Walther PPS M2 Pistols, though M1 models could also be affected. Walther Arms, Inc. discovered the unintentional discharge safety issue with the PPS M2 pistols and voluntarily recalled thousands of weapons.
Walther stated that under certain conditions, some pistols may accidentally fire when dropped. If consumers have one of the Walther handguns, they are urged to refrain from use until it is serviced. After the Walther PPS recall, all upgraded guns have a small dot milled into the magazine well opening.
Joe Lyon is an experienced Cincinnati, Ohio gun recall attorney and defective handgun lawyer reviewing cases involving drop fire accidents and the Walther PPS recall for injured plaintiffs nationwide.
Walther has noted that the following PPS M2 pistols may pose a safety risk:
If you have in your possession a recalled Walther PPS handgun, and have had an accident, contact a gun defect attorney. A gun manufacturer may be liable for injuries and deaths that result from a defective gun. The company asks consumers to follow the guidelines below when returning PPS M2 pistols:
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Many gun recall product liability cases have had a positive impact on consumer safety, and we have witnessed improved lives and future injuries prevented as companies are forced to remove firearms and change designs and warnings as a result of litigation.
Defective handguns on the market present safety and health hazards for adults and children. Cheap and defective guns may pose serious drop fire and accidental discharge risks. The manufacturers of handguns have a duty to foresee potential injury and properly design and test products before they are released.
Companies must also properly warn consumers of any risks associated with their products. Any failure to protect consumers that results in accidents and injury can lead to lawsuits filed by plaintiffs and their product liability lawyer.
The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against firearm companies due to a defective or recalled handgun to obtain just compensation under the law.
(United States District Court for the Easter District of Kentucky)
The Lyon Firm represented a client who suffered a severe bullet wound to his arm when the gun inadvertently fired in a “drop-fire” incident.
The 9mm handgun had a recognized defect, and a recall had been initiated by the manufacturer and supplier. However, the recall was inadequate and didn’t get to the end purchaser. Numerous reports including videos of the event occurring had been reported to the company.
The case was resolved for a confidential amount that will compensate the client for the compartment syndrome he suffered and the extensive scarring.