Colt Recall


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J Lambs
July 9, 2009, 03:30 PM
I did a search, but I did not see this posted on this forum.

For Immediate Release

West Hartford, CT June 29, 2009 Contact: Joseph Dieso (860) 244-1387

COLT RECALLS PISTOLS

Colt’s Manufacturing Company is recalling certain COLT model pistols. The
models are COLT 1911 WWI REPLICA, 1918 WWI REPLICA, COMBAT ELITE, NEW AGENT,
and DEFENDER models, including the TALO NIGHT DEFENDER, sold since March
2007. Colt has determined that the Slide Lock Safety and/or the Recoil
Spring Guide Pad in these models were not manufactured to Colt
specifications and must be replaced.

The Safety and/or Guide Pad in these models were recently found to be of
improper hardness. As a result, the Safety may prematurely wear or be prone
to break, especially if the pistol is dropped, and might not prevent an
accidental firing. The Guide Pad might crack and possibly prevent the pistol
from firing.

According to Joyce Rubino, Colt Vice President for Operations, “Although
there have been no reports of personal injuries or property damage, safety
is our number one concern. Therefore we are requesting that the affected
pistols not be loaded or used until the part or parts have been replaced.”
She said, “We have promised to promptly retrofit these pistols to minimize
customer inconvenience.”

The range of serial numbers of these models covered by the recall is as
follows:
Model Serial Number Range Safety Guide Pad
1911 WWI REPLICA (O1911) 4597WMK to 5414WMK X
1918 WWI REPLICA (O1918) 1001WWI to 3431WWI X
COMBAT ELITE (O8011XSE) CG10000E to CG11293E X
NEW AGENT (O7810D) GT01001 to GT04505 X X
DEFENDER (O7000D) DR33036 to DR35948 X
TALO NIGHT DEFENDER (O7000NDF) NDF0001 to NDF0400 X

Colt has offered to replace the affected parts at no cost to its customers.
Instructions for obtaining the recall service or replacement parts are
posted on Colt’s Website at www.coltsmfg.com and can also be obtained by
e-mailing Colt at Recall@colt.com, or by calling Monday-Friday,
Monday-Friday, 8:30AM–12:00PM; 1PM–5PM EST, 1-800-962-COLT (2658), and
pressing Option “2”.

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BlindJustice
July 9, 2009, 03:41 PM
There was some fairly new member who was raving and criticising Colt after he did the same bashing on the 1911 Forum just a few days ago. He thought Colt's requirement to send the gun in and the way the gun would be
marked was not satisfactory and just wanted them to send him the new part and have his gunsmith do it or something.... Rather out there imho.

Recalls happen - COlt will make it right.

Randall

flyboy1788
July 9, 2009, 04:33 PM
This is impossible, everyone knows that ruger is the only company that is forced to make recalls...:evil:

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